In celebration of the series premiere of NBC’s MARLON, cast member Marlon Wayans hosted a press dinner at STK in Atlanta. And Jubilee Mag was on the invite list! NBC sent us a few episodes to watch, and I must say this show is hilarious.
Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans (“In Living Color,” “Scary Movie”), this update to the classic family comedy centers on a loving (but sometimes inappropriate) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way sometimes, for Marlon family really always does come first — even if he’s the biggest kid of all.
The cast includes Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Amir O’Neil, Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle. Christopher Moynihan serves as writer and executive producer. Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Michael Rotenberg and director Andy Ackerman (pilot) also executive produce. “Marlon” is produced by Universal Television, Wayans Brothers Entertainment, Bicycle Path Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
While on his promo tour, Marlon is also promoting his Netfilx project, NAKED. It’s about a guy (Marlon) who’s nervous about finally getting married. He’s forced to relive the same nerve-wracking hours over and over again until he gets things right on his wedding day.
NBC’s MARLON premieres on Wednesday, August 16th at 9/8c. NAKED, premieres on Netflix on Friday, August 11th. Check out the pics below and listen to our interview.