Jason Lee Set To Direct, Star In New Comedy About Forty-Something Skater With Teenage Mind

Jason Lee Set To Direct, Star In New Comedy About Forty-Something Skater With Teenage Mind

Vicki Isitt writes for Bleeding Cool:

Jason Lee, his production comapny Reveille and Jack Black's shingle Electric Dynamite are set to head up Shredd: The Jon Johnsonsen Story, about a skateboarder who in 1985 was top of his game until a skating accident put him into a coma. 25 years later he awakens in a 40 year old body, but with the mind of a teenager.

Jason Lee and Luke Watson have already written a pilot episode which Lee plans to direct and act in. During his teenage years before he stumbled into acting Lee himself was on the professional skateboarding circuit, so it will definitely be interesting to see him return to his roots with his performance in this role.

Although Electric Dynamite and Reveille have been in a two year contract deal, this marks the first TV pilot developed together from both companies, although each has their own projects in development. Lee is currently starring in TNT's Memphis Beat which has just been renewed for a second series, and if production for Shredd goes ahead he could be playing roles in both shows around the same time.

No other cast members have been confirmed yet, and although this basic premise has been covered before in various other stories, with these production companies and Jason Lee to direct and star it looks to be a show well worth watching out for. Deadline report that the show will air on Adult Swim.