A writer and actress from YouTube fame is taking her hit online show to television.Issa Rae, who previously nabbed a deal to work with Shonda Rhimes on an ABC series, is now developing a comedy series for HBO.
According to Deadline, who got the exclusive on the as of yet untitled program, Rae will be working alongside “The Daily Show” correspondent Larry Wilmore on a program based on her hit, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.”
Rae will star in the project that focuses on the awkward experiences of a modern day African American woman. Wilmore will executive produce and Rae will co-executive producer.
In addition to the comedy series, Rae is planning to pen a memoir/collection of personal essays with HarperCollins.
Congratulations to Issa Rae!