Emmy Award-winning writer and television producer, Larry Wilmore is teaming up with YouTube sensation Issa Rae to develop her very own HBO comedy series.
Rae is most notable as the producer of The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl, a web series that premiered in February 3, 2011 and quickly set the viral world ablaze.
Now, after being listed in Forbes’ “30 under 30” list, co-hosting the ASPIRE network talk show, Exhale, AND while scribing a memoir/collection of personal essays to be published by HarperCollins, the Internet maven is now collaborating with Wilmore in a project set to tackle a similar theme –– the “awkward experiences and tribulations of a modern day African-American woman.”
Wilmore will executive produce with 3 Arts Entertainment (which manages both him and Rae), while Rae is slated to star in and co-executive produce the show as well.
Stay tuned! And a big congratulations to her!