Laurence Fishburne is continuing his partnership with ABC by producing a new comedy series starring Eddie Brown. The new show will be a starring vehicle for the comedian, who will play a teacher just like his previous profession before jumping into a career in comedy.

Deadline exclusively reported on Fishburne’s deal to produce the stand-up’s first series through the actor’s label Cinema Gypsy Productions. The half-hour ensemble comedy will be based on material from Eddie B’s stand-up. The story will focus on an "outspoken middle school football coach" who ends up teaching 8th-grade science to make ends meet after budget cuts are made in his school.

Richard Manus, who has previously worked on shows like Netflix’s “Merry Happy Whatever” and the “Black-ish” spinoff “Grown-ish,” will write the series.

Cinema Gypsy Productions has worked with ABC on the show “Black-ish,” which Fishburne also stars in. They have also developed the spinoff series “Grown-ish” and Mixed-ish.” The production house is also currently working on an animated series based on the Marvel comic book series “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” for Disney.

Originally from Houston, Eddie B gained a following on Facebook after posting videos of the real thoughts of teachers. In the clips, he voices the teachers and uses honesty in his approach to comedy. His brand of comedy has opened doors for him in the stand-up world as his videos have gone viral.

Eddie B has been touring across the country, with more cities coming in the New Year. While anyone can get tickets to his upcoming shows on his website, no release date has been given for his untitled TV series.

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Actor Laurence Fishburne is pictured here. Reuters