‘Insecure’ Executive Producer Prentice Penny Set To Direct Docuseries About Black Twitter

‘Insecure’ Executive Producer Prentice Penny Set To Direct Docuseries About Black Twitter


“Insecure” executive producer Prentice Penny is directing a three-part docuseries for Hulu titled, “Black Twitter.”

The three-part docuseries is from A Penny for Your Thoughts, Wired Studios, and Culture House. It’s based on Jason Parham’s story for Wired entitled  “A People’s History of Black Twitter” and will follow,

“the rise, the movements, the voices and the memes that made Black Twitter an influential and dominant force in nearly every aspect of American political and cultural life.”

In Parham’s piece, he details how Black Twitter began in September 2009 with a simple yet fun hashtag, “uknowurblackwhen.” Parham wrote:

“It was the [Sept. 6, 2009] at exactly 4:25 pm, when [Ashley] Weatherspoon logged on to Twitter and wrote, ‘#uknowurblackwhen u cancel plans when its raining.’ The hashtag spread like wildfire. Within two hours, 1.2 percent of all Twitter correspondence revolved around Weatherspoon’s hashtag, as Black users riffed on everything from car rims to tall tees. It was the viral hit she was after—and confirmation of a rich fabric being threaded together across the platform. Here, in all its melanated glory, was Black Twitter.”

Prentice Penny is directing the series, marking the first project with Onyx Collective via his deal under his company, A Penny for Your Thoughts.

Prentice Penny

Filled with excitement, Prentice Penny took to social media to share the news with his followers.

He wrote,

“So excited to do a docu series based on a culture I’m afraid of and have so much love for. Thank you to @onyxcollective @culturehousemedia @apfyt_entertainment @condenast #jasonparham for going on this wild ride with me.”

He continued,

“Just know I’m doing this in love #blacktwitter – you know I love y’all. Someone told me if you aren’t stretching you aren’t growing! And that’s why I wanted to do this! Never be afraid to be afraid!”

Penny is a producer, writer, and director. He is best known for working on the hit series “Insecure” in which he stood as the executive producer and showrunner for the series.

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Authored by: Monique Nicole