Kid Fury Developing HBO Dark Comedy Series About Black Gay Man Navigating Adulthood, Lena Waithe To Produce

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July 30th 2018

Popular vlogger, podcaster and comedian Kid Fury is set to develop and HBO comedy series that will be executive produced by Lena Waithe.

The project, which is untitled right now, will be a "surreal dark comedy that follows Greg, a 20-something sarcastic gay black man navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City while struggling to wrap his head around his undiagnosed clinical depression."

Fury, whose real name is Gregory A. Smith, is most known as one-half of the podcast The Read. He began a solo stand-up show, "Furious Thoughts: Live," and guest-starred in Season 2 of Netflix's Dear White People. 

He will be a writer and co-executive producer. Alongside Waithe, Pisello, David Martin, Jon Thoday, and Richard Allen-Turner will executive producer. Jason Kim is a co-executive producer.

Waithe is on a roll right now. Just this weekend, it was announced that she is exec producing an Amazon horror anthology series, Them. 

She also has a film, Queen & Slim, starring Daniel Kaluuya at Universal set to begin production soon, and is exec producing and writing the upcoming series, Twenties, at TBS.

She recently signed a first-look deal at Showtime, which is home to her critically-acclaimed drama series, The Chi. 

Variety first reported this news.

 

by Trey Mangum on July 30th 2018
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