Damon Wayans Jr. Finds Comedy in Grief in New TBS Pilot

TBS announced that it has cast Damon Wayans Jr. (“Happy Endings,” “Let’s Be Cops”), Jessy Hodges (“Indebted,” “Barry”), Alex Karpovsky (“Homecoming,” “Girls”), and Nate Torrence (“Hello Ladies,” “Weird Loners”) in its upcoming scripted comedy pilot, “Kill the Orange-Faced Bear”. The pilot is scheduled to begin shooting in Portland in May.

“Kill the Orange-Faced Bear” is a comedy pilot about one man’s epic revenge journey after a bear eats his girlfriend.

Damon Wayans Jr. will play Hank, the charming, funny and grieving man who’s hell-bent on tracking down the bear who attacked his girlfriend on a camping trip. We’ll follow his side of the story as well as the bear’s, who is just trying to move on from the incident and navigate the other idiot bears in her life.

Jessy Hodges will play Stacy, Hank’s late girlfriend, as well Jamie, her twin sister with a confusing secret. Alex Karpovsky is Ronnie, an oddball park ranger who has a score to settle with Hank. Nate Torrance is Murray, Hank’s best friend and boyfriend to Jamie, who is just trying to keep everyone together.

The series is written, and executive produced by Chris Romanski (“Blue Mountain State”). Trevor Engelson and Steven Fisher of Underground (“Snowfall”), Alex Karpovsky, Jake Szymanski, and Damon Wayans Jr. also serve as executive producers. Jake Szymanski is set to direct. Damon Wayans Jr. is repped by WME.

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