He only signed his development deal with ABC less than two weeks ago… But John Leguizamo is already getting to work on a comedy pilot for the network.
The 47-year-old Colombian actor/comedian has signed on to star in the ABC/ABC Studios multi-camera comedy pilot Only Fools And Horses.
Based on a British sitcom of the same name, the multi-camera comedy chronicles the misadventures of two streetwise brothers—Del (Leguizamo) and Rodney—and their aging grandfather as they drum up some seriously outrageous and morally questionable get-rich-quick schemes in their attempt to become millionaires.
Del, the older of the two brothers, is considered the leader of the group. He’s an overly confident con artist who trades crap out of the trunk of his car, cheerfully oblivious to his so-called “low-life scammer” status.
As part of the Emmy-winning comedian’s deal with ABC, if Only Fools And Horses does not get picked up as a series, the Alphabet Network will develop a single-camera comedy inspired by Leguizamo’s professional, personal and family life in New York City for him to star in and executive produce.
Leguizamo is currently touring with his fifth one-man show, Ghetto Klown.