Lil Rel Howery to Host Intriguing New NBC Game Show ‘Small Fortune’

After conquering scripted television and film, Lil Rel Howery has a new project coming out that is a game show! The show, Small Fortune, is set at NBC has one of the network’s new reality series.

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Where do you recognize Lil Rel Howery from?

Howery is an actor and comedian who has been a rising force in the entertainment industry over the past few years.

His first big role was in the TruTV sketch comedy series, Friends of the People. Howery gained mainstream notoriety for his role on Jerrod Carmichael’s critically-acclaimed NBC comedy series, The Carmichael Show. The show was on the air from 2015 to 2017. In 2018, he created and starred in his own Fox comedy series, Rel, which was loosely based on his life. It aired for one season.

Howry is perhaps best known for his scene-stealing role in the hit 2017 horror film, Get Out. Since then, he’s also appeared in several other big-screen films, including Uncle Drew, Brittany Runs a Marathon, Good Boys, and The Photograph. He has several films in post-production, including Bad Trip, Deep Water, Free Guy, Fatherhood, and the Unitlted Fred Hampton project.

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Here is everything we know about the show

According to an official press release from NBC, here’s what the network says about the upcoming show:

“Small Fortune” will see teams of three friends compete in the tiniest of challenges for a chance to win big money. In order to win, players must face heart-pounding tasks set in real-world destinations that test their precision and technique. From a shrunken sushi conveyor belt with tiny chopsticks (“Shrunken Sushi”) to a mini Ellis Island (“Statue of Liberteeny”), each team must prove their skills on miniature playing fields. Challenges will require considerable dexterity and intense focus because with games this small, there’s no room for error as the slightest miscalculation or tremble may result in elimination. To take home the ultimate Small Fortune, teams that make it to the end must tackle one last teeny-tiny but epic game. If players can control their nerves and avoid the slightest mistake, they will walk away with a big cash prize.

“I’m really excited to host this very fun and exciting game show,” said Howery. “I’ve played the games and they’re not as easy as they look, which is why this show will be so fun to watch. You will want to try some of these creative games at home.”

“Lil Rel’s energy, wit, and comedic timing are sure to make ‘Small Fortune’ feel larger than life,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment.

“As he guides contestants through nail-biting challenges, audiences will be on the edge of their seats and laughing all at once,” she continued.

The show will go into production later this year, presumably when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has passed.