“Jackass” star Johnny Knoxville has signed a two-year first-look deal with ABC Studios, and is working on a semi-autobiographical comedy for ABC, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
The project is described as a family comedy set in the South, taking inspiration from Knoxville’s own childhood. ABC has given the project a script plus penalty commitment. Knoxville is a native of Knoxville, Tenn., who later moved to California to develop his acting career. He most recently voiced Leonardo in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”