There may soon be two more beards on Adult Swim: Jack Black and Jason Lee are making a live-action pilot for the network called Shredd: The Jon Johnsonsen Story. Here’s the premise: “Shredd centers on Jon Johnsonsen (Lee) who, as a 17-year-old superstar skateboarder in 1985 was on top of the world until a risky skate move landed him in a coma for 25 years. When he wakes up, he is 42 but stuck in the 1980s mindset of a teenage boy and must cope with all the changes in his life.”
Jason Lee co-wrote the pilot and is set to direct it; it’s not clear if Jack Black will have a creative role in the show at all. Jason Lee used to be some sort of professional skateboarder before becoming an actor/Scientologist, so this should be a project near and dear to his heart.