Issa Rae Developing HBO Drama
Business is booming for Issa Rae! The co-creator and star of Insecure, has reportedly snagged a drama with HBO.
The project is set in Los Angeles in the early and turbulent 1990s, centering on an African-American family dealing with the events of the time. 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.
Rae, who will executive produce, has teamed up with The Turner House author Angela Flournoy. Flournoy will write and EP the project. Rae says of their collaboration,
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.
Rae is currently filming The Hate U Give, which stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Kian Lawley, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Lamar Johnson, and Common.