Damon Wayans Jr. is turning into one of television's greatest treasures. He's been killing it off and on as Coach on New Girl since 2011, and today it was announced that he's going to appear in yet another television comedy that we're already excited about. Wayans has signed on for a futuristic FX pilot called Singularity that seems to take our tech-obsessed world and really crank it up to ten.
Singularity features Damon Wayans Jr. as Doug. He lives in a world where artificial intelligence has trumped human intelligence, and human life as we know it has changed. While some of the human population doesn't appreciate this, Doug is happy living under the control of his robot overlords. The project is being executive produced by comedy duo Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen and has been compared to their 2013 film This Is The End. THR adds that the project was created and is being written by Silicon Valley writer Sonny Lee, which already raises my bar of expectations for Singularity. I can't imagine any series with these four names attached going wrong!
Damon Wayans Jr. has plenty of experience over the years on television, making his break into the medium back 2001 on his father's show My Wife And Kids. Ironically, Wayans Jr. played the friend of his dad's television son Junior, a.k.a. actor George O. Gore. From there, Wayans Jr. bounced around a couple of other projects and series created by his father before he landed a regular gig on the acclaimed series Happy Endings. Once that show was canceled, Wayans Jr. was able to return to New Girl, which he initially departed due to scheduling conflicts (he has since departed again) with Happy Endings, bringing us back to his newest gig, Singularity.
It's safe to say that Damon Wayans Jr. is definitely a great pick for Singularity due to his extensive work in television as well as his comedy pedigree. In hindsight, it almost seems obvious that the son of Damon Wayans would be as much of a television hit as his father was on shows like My Wife And Kids and In Living Colour, as well as various hit comedy films. While not all children of actors live up to their famous parent's accomplishments, Wayans Jr. appears to be set on a very similar career path to his dad.
Hopefully, Singularity is as much of a hit as it already appears to be on paper. There is currently no date set for when it will shoot its pilot and we can't say just yet who will join Damon Wayans Jr. in the cast, but we'll keep you updated as more information comes out. In the meantime, FX is premiering The Feud as well as a couple other shows before the season is over. Why not head over to our midseason premiere guide and see what else they have on tap over the next month?