Following in the footsteps of S**t my Dad Says, and 40 Days of Dating, FX will be making a sitcom based on an internet property. This time, it’s rapper Mac Lethal‘s popular Tumblr, Texts From Bennett. The sitcom, which will have the same name as the site, will be in the hands of Wilfred executive producer and director Randall Einhorn. The blog purports to be iPhone conversations Lethal has with his 17 year old cousin Bennett, a “white kid who claims to be 13% black crip, enjoys a more than recreational level of drug use, and can’t keep a job,” according to Deadline. The sitcom will be based on the novel that Mac Lethal (whose name is actually David Sheldon) wrote. In the book, Bennett and his pill-popping mom lose their house, and Mac offers to let them stay with him and his girlfriend Harper as his suburban Kansas City home. It’s not known whether Mac will star in the series, but he’s also got a degree of internet fame via his YouTube channel, where he made pancakes while rapping.
Mac Lethal has claimed that there is an actual Bennett, but The Smoking Gun has debunked that theory. But hey, if Lethal got a book deal and a TV show about it, then he’s gotta be doing something right.