is having the best year ever! Although, it's more like the best 2 years
She's already developing a series with the Queen of scripted TV currently, aka Shonda Rhimes; she's one of 5 hosts of ASPiRE TV's new talk show, Exhale; she'll be playing Nina Simone in a film on the life of Lorraine Hansberry, from long time collaborators Taye Hansberry (grand niece of Lorraine Hansberry), and Numa Perrier; she's producing a series for the newly-formed Alright TV - a faith/family-friendly YouTube channel created by Robert Johnson and Tracey E. Edmonds; she's got a thriving YouTube channel, producing web series for other content creators; she's penning a collection of personal essays to be published by HarperCollins; and there's probably more that I don't know about... yet.
Today brings news that Issa Rae will star in an HBO
series created by she and funnyman Larry Wilmore
, which will focus on "the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern day African-American woman,
" as Deadline
It sounds like The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl for HBO.
Wilmore and Rae will executive produce the series with 3 Arts, the firm managing both Wilmore and Rae.
Wilmore most recently hosted a Showtime series titled Race, Religion & Sex, which aired in the fall of 2011, during election season.