Kevin Hart takes a rare dramatic turn as a world-renowned stand-up comedian (heh!) in the limited Netflix series True story (premiered Wednesday, November 24, aka Thanksgiving Eve).
The streamer released a trailer for the seven-episode drama on Wednesday, which comes from Narcos: Mexico showrunner Eric Newman. Hart plays the aforementioned comedian The Kid, while Wesley Snipes (Dolomite is my name) takes on the role of older brother Carlton. According to the official logline, “a tour stop in Kid’s hometown of Philadelphia becomes a matter of life and death…when the consequences of a lost evening with his wayward brother threaten to destroy everything he’s built.”
The cast also includes Tawny Newsome (space power), Paul Adelstein (Jailbreak), Will Catlett (black lightning), Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicone Valley), Lauren London (The game), Ash Santos (American horror story), John Ales (Euphoria) and Theo Rossi (Army of the Dead).
Hart executive-produces alongside Newman. Stefan Williams (Guardians, Lost) directed and produced the first three episodes, while Hanelle Culpepper (Star Trek: Picard, Kung Fu) directed the last four.
True story marks Hart’s sixth release on Netflix, following comedy specials Kevin Star Trek: ProdigyHart’s Guide to Black History (2019), Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (2019) and Kevin Hart: Zero F**ks Given (2020), docuseries Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up (2019), and feature film Paternity (2021)