Blake Griffin and friends have sold an animated comedy television show to Fox. It's called "Okies of Bel Air," and the Los Angeles Clippers star will serve as executive producer.
In the vein of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Beverly Hills Hillbillies, Okies of Bel Air is the story of a family of humble Oklahoma catfish farmers who, after their basketball prodigy son is chosen first overall in the NBA draft, pack up and move to the tony enclave of Bel Air, where they'll struggle to preserve their down-home sensibilities amidst a vast cultural wasteland where Kardashian reigns supreme and pressed juice is considered a viable alternative to childhood vaccinations.
Hmm, Griffin is from Oklahoma and was drafted No. 1 overall by the Clippers in 2009. I wonder where this idea came from!
According to Deadline, Griffin "may voice the project but only if his basketball season schedule allows." Earlier this week, Griffin did 10 minutes of stand-up at Off-JFL, a part of Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival, and Michael Jordan endorsed him for a potential Space Jam sequel. His side career is going extremely well.
Also: This is probably not exciting news for Oklahoma City Thunder fans hoping that Griffin will come home in free agency next summer. It seems like Griffin is taking full advantage of being in Los Angeles.