'Insecure' creator Issa Rae developing '90s Los Angeles drama for HBO
The star and creator of ‘Insecure’ may have another heater in the stash.
Issa Rae has ridden the success of her creation Insecure to a cult following and to a Golden Globe nomination, and now she’s at work on another new show for HBO.
According to Deadline, everyone’s favorite “awkward black girl” is set to executive produce a currently-untitled drama about a black family living in Los Angeles during the 1990s. The family consists of a real estate agent named Sheryl, her husband Jackson who is an LAPD anti-gang task force recruit, and their teenage children Ebony and Les.
Angela Flournoy, whose acclaimed debut novel The Turner House which was a finalist for the National Book Award, will write and executive produce the project.
“I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela,” Rae said. “I was a huge fan of The Turner House and we feel so lucky to bring her beautiful storytelling to HBO.”
Other executive producers include Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry at 3 Arts and Montrel McKay at Apex Content Ventures.