Issa Rae Developing 90s LA Drama with HBO


Insecure creator and star Issa Rae is working on a ’90s drama set in Los Angeles.

The project will feature an African-American family dealing with the events of the early and turbulent 1990s. The initial description defines the project as ‘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 a conflicted LAPD anti-gang task force recruit. The potential series will also feature the couples’ teen daughter and son, Ebony, and Les.’

The untitled project will be written and executive produced by Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House.

Deadline broke the news, about the drama. “I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela,” Rae told Deadline. “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 just wrapped up the second season of Insecure last month on HBO and the third season of the acclaimed comedy is already in the works. Along with Rae and Flournoy, the new LA project will also have Dave Becky & Johnathan Berry at 3 Arts and Montrel McKay at Apex Content Ventures onboard to executive produce too.


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