Rain Pryor is teaming up with Norman Lear to develop Rain’s one woman show, “Fried Chicken and Latkes” for television. The Hollywood Reporter announced today that they are adapting the show in a single camera sitcom format.
The show chronicals Rain’s childhood growing up in California as a half-Jewish, half-black kid who also happens to have an incredibly famous father.
“I am excited and honored to work with these powerful entertainment creators and Global Road to develop a show that will be a part of our culture’s transformative lexico,” Pryor told THR. “We are in a wonderful time where the multicultural voice and stories have a platform to teach and discover our commonalities. Fried Chicken and Latkes has been a 20-year journey, and Eve Brandstein was an intricate part in introducing me to my TV icon Norman Lear. Dreams do come true.”
The show has run in Beverly Hills, as well as New York City, Chicago, and several other states. No word on where the series will land.
Rain is the proud offspring of comedy legend Richard Pryor, and her mother is Jewish, so you can see where the title came from.