“Girls Trip” & “Night School” Director Malcolm D. Lee Lands Put Pilot at NBC

Malcolm D. Lee. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Eli Joshua Adé/Universal/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (9917333q)

The successful director is teaming up with Universal (again). 

Universal has a put pilot commitment from NBC for a family drama set in Harlem helmed by Malcolm D. Lee. 

Lee is set to write and produce the new series titled At That Age. This will be his first TV project from his Blackmaled Productions. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will follow the Cooper family. After suffering a catastrophic event, seven family members face a foundational shift, make life-altering decisions and deal with deep secrets coming to light.

“To have the first project to come out of our deal with UTV be a story that I feel passionate and strongly about, that I’m getting the opportunity to write, is incredibly gratifying,” said Lee. “Just like my first film, At That Age will explore universal themes where everyone can see themselves. The specificity of exploring those dynamics with an African American family show will be emblematic of what audiences who’ve enjoyed my films should expect: heart, humor and intelligence.”

Nikki Reed, who will serve as executive producer alongside Lee added, “I’m excited about exploring the complicated dynamics that are often universally shared by siblings. The relationship between brothers and sisters can be reflected by a titanic clash of opposing emotions, of love and hate of competition and support, of envy and admiration. Malcolm will get a chance to do a deep dive into these delicate and challenging relationships in At That Age.”