Former pro football player Michael Strahan will star in the comedy pilot Brothers (working title) for Fox.

According to Variety, Sony Pictures TV and the prolific Tantamount label -- which already has six other pilots in the works this season -- are behind the project, which comes from scribe Don Reo.

Daryl "Chill" Mitchell is also starring and Ted Wass is attached to direct.

Brothers will star Strahan as a retired NFL player who returns to his hometown and starts working to reconnect with his family -- especially his brother (Mitchell), who is confined to a wheelchair following a car accident.