According to reports, FX Networks has ordered production for the first season of a currently untitled Lil Dicky series. The show is said to follow a semi-autobiographical plot that details the rapper's journey to stardom in suburban Philadelphia. The series was co-created by Dicky—whose real name is David Burd—and Jeff Schaffer. The two will also serve as the show's executive producers alongside Saladin Patterson, Greg Mottola, Scooter Braun, and Kevin Hart.
"I’m so thankful for everyone who made this possible, it really is what I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid," Dicky explained. "I love making people laugh, it’s my favorite thing ever. And even though I’m still fully in love with and committed to my career as a rapper, I’m excited to write jokes that don’t need to rhyme every time. Ugh, that rhymed."
This show comes off the heels of Dicky's wildly successful hit "Freaky Friday" featuring Chris Brown, which shot him into superstardom. As a result, one of the Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, Nick Grad, feels that it is the perfect time for Lil Dicky to make the transition to television.
"Not only has Dave Burd cemented his place in the rap community, but he’s now poised to take over TV with his infectious comedic sensibility in his own series," Grad said. "We’re thrilled to have partnered with an impressive creative team featuring Jeff Schaffer, Saladin Patterson, Kevin Hart, Greg Mottola, and Scooter Braun to bring the story of Lil Dicky to TV audiences."
As of now, there is no news on when the half-hour comedic series will premiere.