Comedian Kevin Hart Switches It up in Upcoming Netflix Drama


| LAST UPDATE 01/24/2023

By Conner Goodman
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Kevin Hart is known best for his funny guy movie roles or even more so his standup comedy skills. But now, the actor has decided to take on a whole new challenge for his upcoming drama series, True Story. The Netflix original show will be starring Hart, Wesley Snipes, Abbey Paige, William Catlett, Theo Rossi, and more.

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The A-list comedian will play, Kid, a character loosely based on Hart and his life. The film explores the journey of a Philadelphia native with a successful career in stand-up comedy and acting. The official True Story trailer finally gave us some more detail on what we can expect.

Hart is undoubtedly a fantastic actor, in 2014 he won a Teen Choice award for his performance in the movie Ride Along. So, it's probably safe to say that we can set our expectations pretty high for this one. Especially considering Netflix's past projects with Hart have been very successful. Earlier this year, Fatherhood was released, the comedy-drama was about a grieving dad, played by Hart, raising his daughter all alone after sadly losing his wife. Viewers were surprised at how emotional they got watching it, so it seems like the funny man has already proved he can branch out of the comedy scene.

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He created the storyline and pitched it to Eric Newman, the created of the hit show Narcos. The producer admired Hart's "ambition" and found the storyline captivating because it portrayed, "the common sociopath [as] really successful people."

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The Get Hard star is looking forward to the release of True Story. He shared a post promoting the show on Instagram with the caption, "Brace yo self for what Im about to hit u with. This one is special!!!!!!" Hart said, "This is about me finding new excitement in my craft, in my talent, and putting it on display." The show will premier on Thanksgiving Day.