As mentioned a few days ago, Lil Rel’s series ‘REL’ has been picked up at FOX. There’s a great deal of anticipation for the series as it also features legendary comedian Sinbad and online comedy star Jess ‘Hilarious’ Moore. Today, to get fans excited about the show’s Fall premiere, the first trailer has now been released. In it, we see how Rel’s life must quickly adjust when he finds out his wife and barber have an affair. Rel’s young brother played by actor Jordan L. Jones looks to help him bounce back along with his friend Brittany (Played by Moore). With the West Side of Chicago as the show’s backdrop, we get a chance to catch some of Rel’s actual experiences coming up. Check out the trailer as we wait for the show’s premiere date. Jerrod Carmichael is attached as the show’s executive producer.
Show’s synopsis via FOX
Based on the life of Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out,” “Insecure,” “The Carmichael Show”), REL is a multi-camera comedy starring Howery as a loving husband and father living on the West Side of Chicago, who finds out his wife is having an affair. And not just any affair. An affair with Rel’s own barber. Quite easily the worst person for your wife to sleep with, because as hard it is to find a good spouse, it’s even harder to find a reliable barber. Plus, with the barbershop being one of the epicenters of neighborhood gossip, Rel finds his embarrassing business is known by everyone, including the Pastor (also played by Howery), before Rel can even process the emotions himself. Offering Rel support – that is, when they themselves aren’t butting heads – are Rel’s tough-talking, no-B.S. best friend, BRITTANY (Jess “Hilarious” Moore, “Wild ’N Out”), and his recently out-of-jail younger brother, NAT (Jordan L. Jones, “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Wisdom of the Crowd”), as well as Rel’s prideful DAD (Sinbad, “A Different World,” “The Sinbad Show,” “Jingle All The Way”), who perhaps has taken the barber news even harder than Rel. After his beloved kids move to Cleveland with their mom, Rel must begin the difficult task of rebuilding his life as a long-distance dad. He also jumps back into the dating pool – and often finds himself the victim of his own well-intentioned hubris. But, ever the optimist, he continues his search for love, respect…and a new barber.