Issa Rae is developing a '90s-set, Los Angeles drama with HBO

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October 23rd 2017

That Issa Rae reign just won't let up!

The creator and star of Insecure will stay in business with HBO.

According to Deadline, who broke the news, she is developing a drama set in Los Angeles in the early and turbulent 1990s, centering on a black family "dealing with events of the era." The description continues, "Bridging those later Reagan Era and early Clinton years, the drama will center on the marriage of Sheryl and Jackson, with the former an envelope bounds pushing real estate agent and the latter conflicted LAPD anti-gang task force recruit. The potential series will also feature the couples teen daughter and son, Ebony and Les."

Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House, will write the project and executive produce.

“I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela. I was a huge fan of The Turner House and we feel so lucky to bring her beautiful storytelling to HBO,” the actor added of the 2015 first time novel from the NAACP Image Award nominee who was also shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize," Rae told Deadline.

Rae would be an EP on the potential series, which is now untitled, with Dave Becky & Jonathan Berry at 3 Arts and Montrel McKay at Apex Content Ventures.

 

by Shadow and Act on October 23rd 2017
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