Fox Buys Autobiographical Native American Comedy From Lucas Brown Eyes – Deadline

It’s a concept that stands out in the sea of ​​comedic pitches that broadcast networks buy each year. Fox gave a script commitment plus a penalty to Reservations, a single-camera comedy by young and hungry scribe Lucas Brown Eyes, David Katzenberg and KatzSmith by Seth Grahame-Smith (This), and 20th Century Fox Television.


Created and written by Lucas Brown Eyes, Reservations is based on her life story. The comedy follows a Native American family who trade their impoverished reservation for Los Angeles, a decision inspired by a 14-year-old boy’s dreams of living in Hollywood. But adjusting to life in this new world of $10 Teslas and slats is proving stranger and more complicated than this loud, proud, tight-knit family expected.

executive producers Katzenberg, Grahame-Smith and Aaron Schmidt of KatzSmith, while co-executive producers of Brown Eyes.

This is the first sale for KatzSmith under the pod deal the duo signed with 20th TV less than two months ago. It also marks the first-ever network sale for Brown Eyes, a rare Native American creator bringing a voice and perspective rarely seen on TV.

Brown Eyes is an alumnus of the 2014 Disney-ABC writing program and later worked at the company’s cable network Freeform as a writer and comedy editor. young and hungry. He is replaced by the Kaplan Stahler agency and Good Fear Film + Management.

KatzSmith recently produced the Stephen King blockbuster This, which grossed $632 million worldwide. They are currently developing the beetle juice sequel for Warner Bros, an extended version of the global viral sensation kung fury, as well as other film and television projects.

Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith are replaced by WME.

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