Entitled “Belated”, the half-hour project is about an unexpected intergenerational friendship between Owen, a recently released man in his forties, and Clay, a 17-year-old trans teenager, while Owen, his ex-wife and their children are trying to find their new normal. Tolan will write, direct and produce the pilot through The Cloudland Company. Nick Alford of Cloudland will also be executive producer. FX Productions will produce.
The pilot brings Tolan back into the FX fold. He previously co-created the hit FX series “Rescue Me” with Denis Leary. The show, in which Leary also played the role of New York firefighter Tommy Gavin, ran for seven seasons and 93 episodes on The Cable Guy. Tolan received three Emmy nominations for his work on the series, including one for directing the pilot.
Tolan is also known for his work on “The Larry Sanders Show,” for which he and Garry Shandling won the Emmy for Best Screenplay in a Comedy Series in 1998. He was also on the “Murphy Brown” crew when this show won the Emmy for Best Comedy Series in 1992. Its other TV credits include “Home Improvement”, the cover of “Mad About You” and the NBC pilot “Guess Who Died”, which Tolan co-wrote with Norman Lear.
On the film side, he is known for co-writing feature films such as “Analyze This”, “Analyze That” and “Bedazzled” with Harold Ramis as well as for writing “My Fellow Americans”, “Just Like Heaven” and ” Guess who.”
He is replaced by CAA, Carol Yumkas, for the stage and Schreck Rose.
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