in Television, Web Series

Issa Rae to develop and star in HBO show



The creator of the popular web series Awkward Black Girl, Issa Rae, has joined forces with The Daily Show‘s Larry Wilmore (also creator of The Bernie Mac Show, for which he won an Emmy) to develop a comedy series for HBO. The duo will co-write the series and Rae will star.

According to Deadline, the project “focuses on the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern day African-American woman.”

Last year, Rae worked on a comedy script for Shonda Rhimes and ABC, and even teamed up with Pharrell to launch season 2 of her Awkward Black Girl web series.

Go to Issa Rae’s official website here and check out the first episode of Awkward Black Girl here: