Damon Wayans Jr. Joins FX Sci-Fi Comedy Singularity

The comedy is set in a future where AIs are smarter than humans.

Damon Wayans Jr. will star in Singularity,a science fiction comedy pilot for FX. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Happy Endingsalum had several other pilot offers on the table, but went with the Seth Rogen-backed comedy — which is certainly a vote of confidence for the strength of the pilot.

Singularityis set in a future where AIs have passed humans in intelligence, resulting in big changes to society as we know it. (Think Humans, but with way more jokes?) Wayans Jr. will star as Doug, a Yezzy streetwear-wearing dude who is totally fine with the turn humanity has taken. He enjoys being reliant on AIs to augment his day-to-day life.

The science fiction pilot comes from Sonny Lee, who has previously worked on Silicon Valley, It’s Always Sunny, and 2 Broke Girls. We can expect a comedic tone similar to feature film This Is the End.Lee approached Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to produce the project because of its tonal similarities to their end-of-the-world film. The producers currently have two other TV projects on the air: AMC’s Preacher and Hulu’s Future Man.


We’ll have to wait to see if Singularitygets picked up to series, but with Wayans Jr. starring, Rogen and Goldberg behind the scenes, and Lee writing the pilot, it’s hard to imagine it not getting more episodes. Prior to landing at FX, the project was part of a network bidding war with at least five other interested parties. 

More news as we hear it.

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