Clippers star Blake Griffin is set to produce a new animated comedy called Okies of Bel Air.
It’s a classic “fish out of water” plot in which the Griffin family moves from rural Oklahoma to the bustling L.A. neighborhood of Belair.
According to Deadline, Griffin will voice his character if his schedule allows.
Griffin’s side career has been going extremely well recently. Earlier this week, Griffin did 10 minutes of stand-up at Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival, and Michael Jordan endorsed him for a potential Space Jam sequel.
More details on Okies of Bel Air courtesy of Deadline:
Fox has given a pilot presentation order to Okies of Bel Air, an animated comedy executive produced by Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin. The project, written by writer-comedian Sean O’Connor (The Late Late Show), hails from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV. It borrows some elements from Griffin’s life.
In the vein of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Beverly Hillbillies, Okies of Bel Air is the story of a family of humble Oklahoma catfish farmers who, after their basketball prodigy son is chosen first overall in the NBA draft, pack up and move to the tony enclave of Bel Air, where they’ll struggle to preserve their down-home sensibilities amidst a vast cultural wasteland where Kardashian reigns supreme and pressed juice is considered a viable alternative to childhood vaccinations.