We first got to see duo Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. on series New Girls, and Let’s Be Cops. It now appears that the two men are going to continue their comedy run with a new project over at FOX. It was revealed today in an exclusive with THR; that Johnson & Wayans are looking to tell a story about a henchman.
The ‘New Girl’ duo will pen the script for the single-camera comedy. Damon Wayans Jr. is reteaming with New Girl’s Jake Johnson and Fox. After co-starring on New Girl and feature Let’s Be Cops, the two are now developing The Henchman, a new comedy poised to star Wayans, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The single-camera comedy — written by Wayans and Johnson — would star Wayans as Norris, a man fighting to find the balance between his family and pursuing his dream of being a successful henchman. Wayans does not currently have a deal to star in the comedy, which landed at Fox with a script plus penalty commitment.