Comedy Central Ordering a Pilot from PINEAPPLE EXPRESS Director David Gordon Green

     March 24, 2011

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We just saw a brand new raunchy trailer for his epic, medieval comedy Your Highness, but director David Gordon Green looks to be getting back to television again soon. He’s found success and a producer and director on Danny McBride’s hilarious HBO series Eastbound & Down, but now Deadline reports he’s heading to Comedy Central with a new pilot called Black Jack. Green wrote the pilot with Michael Starrbury which follows Black Jack who, after 20 years as the most kick-ass special ops agent the US government has had on its payroll, finally goes too far and suffers being de-commissioned.  He’s sent home to begin the most treacherous mission he’s ever faced – normal life.

Apparently the official order of the pilot is cast-contingent on who takes the title character. It doesn’t sounds like Danny McBride will take the part (though he’d be perfect for it), but he’s still executive producing through his Rough House production banner formed with Jody Hill and Matt Reilly.

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