For his next film, Prentice Penny is staying at Netflix. After directing Uncorked, which debuted on the streaming giant, the Insecure showrunner will helm an untitled holiday film.
Partnering with Chernin Entertainment the film is based on a original concept by Penny, his wife Tasha Penny and Insecure co-executive producer Phil Augusta Jackson.
Plot details are not yet known. “I’m very excited and honored to bring this movie to life with Netflix and Chernin Entertainment," said Penny in a statement to Deadline. “When my wife Tasha and I came up with the idea, we felt that African-American movies centered around Christmas never got to play in the same ‘magical’ sandbox that traditionally white movies do, like The Santa Clause or Elf. We wanted to see images of ourselves portrayed in this genre and create a movie that black families could enjoy having themselves represented in for generations.”
Last year, Penny signed an overall deal with HBO, where Insecure has been renewed for a fifth season.