Key will play the title role in the potential series based on Stephen Mack Jones’ August Snow novels, written by Godfather of Harlem co-creator Paul Eckstein. ABC has given the show a script commitment with penalty. Key, a biracial Michigan native, plays August Snow, "a biracial former detective who grew up in Detroit’s Mexicantown," per Deadline. "After a distinguished military career, he joined the force like his father, only to be drummed out by a conspiracy led by corrupt cops and politicians. August hit back, winning an $18 million wrongful dismissal lawsuit, then packed his bags to travel the world. The series will open with August returning home to the city he has deep affection for in search of himself and reconnecting with his roots while also facing enemies on both sides of the law. August becomes a private investigator, a Robin Hood from the hood, gathering a group of unexpectedly talented misfits to help him solve cases, invests his money to help reinvigorate his city in despair, and save himself along the way." August Snow marks Key's first live-action comedy series role since Netflix's Friends from College.