After their comedy series, Clean Slate was granted a series order at Amazon Freevee, it's a sure thing that Laverne Cox and George Wallace are celebrating today. The project has been making the rounds between networks since January 2020, where it originally was scheduled to be an NBCUniversal production. The team can now begin to work as Norman Lears Act III Productions and Sony Pictures Television will officially stand behind it.
Henry (Wallace) is a hardworking car wash owner who misses how things used to be and who strives to keep his long-time customers more than satisfied with the final product. Henry is excited to learn that his adopted child will be returning to Alabama after almost two decades. Desiree (Cox) is a proud, driven, trans woman who makes her appearance. Along the way, the two try to repair their relationship.
Cox has been recognized internationally for her pivotal role in Netflix's prison drama, Orange is the New Black, and her activism for trans people has only gotten stronger in the last decade. Over the last year, she has appeared in the action comedy Jolt and Netflix's true-crime series, Inventing Anna, where shell has starred alongside Joey King, Keith Powers, Brianne Tju, and Chase Stokes.
Wallace is one of the most well-known comedians in the history of the Coen Brothers, as well as Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever. Most recently, Wallace was featured in Steven Brills Netflix comedy Hubie Halloween.
Both Cox and Wallace wrote the script for Dan Ewen's 2019 film "Playing with Fire," which gives viewers an idea of the tone we can expect from Clean Slate. Lear and Brent Miller will serve as Act III producers with Paul Hilepo.
Clean Slate has no release date as of right now, but keep an eye on Collider for more information. Check out an interview with Cox below where she discusses her work on Jolt, Inventing Anna, and more.