April 24, 2018
The Last O.G., an American comedy television series created by Jordan Peele and John Carcieri, premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival in the Episodic screening section. Following the screening, Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh moderated an extended Q&A with Jorma Taccone, Tracy Morgan, and Tiffany Haddish.
In The Last O.G., Tracy Morgan plays an ex-con released after a 15-year prison stint, who is shocked to see just how much the world has changed including his old Brooklyn neighborhood. The neighborhood has undergone gentrification, and his ex-girlfriend, played by Tiffany Haddish, is married to a white man whom she’s been raising the twin sons he never knew existed. With no money and no connection to his kids, he falls back on what he learned in prison while adjusting to society. Jorma Taccone directed the pilot episode.
“The show that we are doing has levels to it,” said Taccone at the SXSW premiere. “Comedy is going in a lot of different directions, now especially; it’s not just comedy, there’s drama, there’s some heartfelt stuff. I really hope that people want to see Tracy [Morgan] in this new kind of mode because there are just different things he’s trying to bring to his performance.”
Watch coverage from the red carpet and Q&A moderated by Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh with Jorma Taccone, Tracy Morgan, and Tiffany Haddish. The Last O.G. airs on TBS on Tuesdays at 9:30pm/8:30c.
The Last O.G. – Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
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