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Get Excited: Issa Rae Is Making a New '90s Drama for HBO

Get Excited: Issa Rae Is Making a New '90s Drama for HBO”

The untitled project will focus on a black family living in Los Angeles during the "early and turbulent 1990s" and how they deal with the events of that era.

Issa Rae, the creator and star of comedy Insecure, is developing a family drama for HBO with author Angela Flournoy, Deadline reports.

Issa Rae has already proven herself as a brilliant comedic voice, and will soon share her capacity for the dramatic in a brand new HBO series. The drama will follow the story of an African-American family grappling with their state of reality during that time. The potential series will also feature the couples' teen daughter and son, Ebony and Les. Sheryl works as a "bounds-pushing" real estate agent, while Jackson is a rising police officer who finds himself conflicted after he's recruited to the Los Angeles Police Department's anti-gang task force.

Issa Rae has been a longtime fan of Angela Flournoy, telling Deadline she is "thrilled" to take on the project together. I was a huge fan of 'The Turner House' and we feel so lucky to bring her attractive storytelling to HBO.

Along with Rae and Flournoy, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry at 3 Arts and Montrel McKay at Apex Content Ventures will executive produce too.



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