More exciting news in the works for Insecure actress and creator Issa Rae. Deadline reported today that the Golden Globe nominee is now developing a drama with HBO. Rae is set to executive produce a project centering on an African-American family set in Los Angeles in the early and turbulent 1990s, which deals with the events of the time. National Book Award finalist and The Turner House author Angela Flournoy will write and EP the still untitled project.
“I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela,” Rae told Deadline. “I was a huge fan of The Turner House and we feel so lucky to bring her beautiful storytelling to HBO,” the actor added of the 2015 first-time novel from the NAACP Image Award nominee who was also shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.
Along with Rae and Flournoy, Dave Becky & Jonathan Berry at 3 Arts and Montrel McKay at Apex Content Ventures will executive produce too.
The Insecure co-creator is repped by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney John v. Meigs Jr. Flournoy is repped by 3 Arts and attorneys Grace Kallis and Lev Ginsburg.