Issa Rae’s New Show Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  Actress Issa Rae attends the 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Issa Rae’s New Show Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

She basically spoke her dream into existence.

Published October 24, 2017

Back in August, Issa Rae set social media on fire when she revealed her fantasy television would be to create an all-Black 90210-esque series as part of a project with The New Yorker. It looks like Issa’s dreams just might be coming true.

According to, the Insecure co-creator and star is slated to bring a series starring an African-American family dealing with the turbulent times of 1990’s Los Angeles to HBO. “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 couple’s teen daughter and son, Ebony and Les,” reports.

Issa Rae will serve as an executive producer on the untitled project alongside National Book Award finalist author Angela Flournoy, who will double as an EP and writer.

See what other projects Rae is pitching BET Breaks, above.

Written by Jasmine Washington


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