AceShowbiz - Jesse Eisenberg is joining force with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions to develop a single-camera comedy, "The Market". The Oscar-nominated actor will star in, pen as well as direct the half-hour comedy, Deadline reports.
"The Market" follows "recently widowed Harold Katzman who moves to Pittsburgh to live with his adult son, Stan (Eisenberg). Both men simultaneously lose their jobs due to the changing American economy and are thrust into an unforgiving job market."
Eisenberg is set to executive produce the Warner Bros. TV project alongside Bad Robot's Abrams and Ben Stephenson. The series marks a new territory for Bad Robot, which generally produces effects-heavy action or mystery pieces. "The Market", however, hasn't found a network to serve as its home yet.
"The Market" will mark "The Social Network" star's first series regular role after starring on FOX's family comedy "Get Real" in 2000. He also appeared as an uncredited vocal cameo on HBO's "The Newsroom", which was created and written by "The Social Network" scribe Aaron Sorkin. He will next be seen in "Justice League", reprising his role in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" as Lex Luthor.