It’s been a while since Issa Rae has been talking about bringing the insanely popular webseries “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” to television. And after meeting with several networks who didn’t understand her vision, it seems that Issa Rae has finally found a home at HBO.
Several outlets, including Awkward Black Girl’s own Instagram page are confirming that Issa Rae will be teaming up with writer, actor and television producer Larry Wilmore. You may recognize Wilmore from his regular appearances on the Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” as the “Senior Black Correspondent” and the “Senior Executive Commander-in-Chief Who Happens To Be Black Correspondent” after the election of President Obama. But before all of this he wrote and produced for hit shows like “In Living Color,” “Sister Sister,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “The Jaimie Foxx Show” and “The Bernie Mac Show” among others.
So, if Wilmore’s track record is any comfort, this should work out quite nicely. Plus Issa is going to stay on to co-write and star in the series.
This is the second show Issa’s been able to bring to television seeing that she partnered with Shonda Rhimes to bring “I Hate L.A. Dudes” to ABC.
She’s making crazy moves right now and we couldn’t be happier for her!