Fox has released the first trailer of its retirement community comedy The Cool Kids.
The multi-camera comedy pilot hails from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘s Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, and Glenn Howerton, with Kevin Abbott (Last Man Standing, My Name is Earl, Roseanne) set to act as showrunner.
Don Scardino directed the pilot, written by Day and Paul Fruchbom, which will revolve around three friends living in a retirement community (played by Grier, Jordan, Mull). The men, who grew up together in Brooklyn, are rulers of the community until a female rebel, Margaret (played by Lawrence), moves in, ready to challenge their authority.
The Cool Kids Release Date
The Cool Kids will premiere at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, September 28.
The Cool Kids Trailer
The Cool Kids Cast
Fox’s new comedy pilot has some serious comedy cred when it comes to its cast members.
Cool Kids, a retirement community-set pilot, has cast Vicki Lawrence (Carol Burnett Show), David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show), Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace), and Martin Mull (Roseanne) as leads, according to Deadline. (All, aside from Mull, are playing significantly older than their actual ages.)
The Cool Kids Synopsis
The Cool Kids was pitched as a high school comedy, but with 70-somethings, and it’s complete with stereotypical (with a septuagenarian twist, of course) characters. Margaret is the brash hothead. Hank (Grier) is the schemer. Sid (Jordan) is the weird hypochondriac. Charlie (Mull) is the gruff follower.
Fox’s official description of the show reads:
From executive producer Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and starring Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show, In Living Color), Emmy Award nominee Martin Mull (Veep, Roseanne), Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace, American Horror Story) and Emmy Award winner Vicki Lawrence (Mama’s Family, The Carol Burnett Show), The Cool Kids is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose.
HANK (Grier) is the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to any lengths to have a good time. His loyal, but less than helpful, friends include CHARLIE (Mull), a bumbling storyteller who constantly goes off on tangents about some bizarre, barely believable episode from his life; and SID (Jordan), a naysaying, pill-popping hypochondriac who shoots down every scheme, but still gets roped in.
Complicating matters is MARGARET (Lawrence), a brash, confident woman who forces her way into their group and refuses to leave because she’s not going to take crap from anyone – especially not these three. But what unites them all is their shared belief that they’re not done yet – not by a long shot. Growing old with dignity is for chumps. Our self-proclaimed “cool kids” are determined to make the third act of the lives the craziest one yet.