Rob Riggle is finally getting his chance in the spotlight; a lead role in a new comedy series being developed for HBO. LaughSpin reported that the project, which is untitled at this time, is executive produced by stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.
Further more, Deadline informed that the project is based off of an original idea by Riggle and is expected to be single camera comedy written by Adam McKay and Chris Henchy.
The show will be set in the bond trader world in the 1980s. Riggle’s character is “a successful, hard-living boss who lives a dark, self-centered, unhealthy life,” said Deadline. It is predicted to be a good fit with McKay and Ferrell, who have a relationship with HBO already, while Wahlberg brought in HBO’s hit show Entourage.
The question of whether or not Riggle can handle his own show still lingers. Although he has had supporting roles in movies such as, Step Brothers, The Hangover, and 21 Jump Street, Riggle has yet to play a leading man. Does Riggle have what it takes to live up to the challenge?
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