The upcoming HBO Max comedy series, created by Issa Rae (Insecure), has announced its newest addition to its cast of Rap Sh*t in the form of actor Devon Terrell (Barry), according to Deadline. The upcoming streaming program is set to consist of eight episodes with Rae acting as the show’s writer and executive producer. Rap Sh*t marks the third project for the actress and creator Rae following the conclusion of her five-season run of Insecure and two seasons of A Black Lady Sketch Show after signing a five-year overall deal with WarnerMedia this year.
Rap Sh*t will center on the reunion of two Miami high school students who were close friends in Mia and Shawna that will now attempt to make music together and perform as a rap duo. The series cast includes musical artist KaMillion as Mia and Aida Osman (Betty) as Shawna in addition to Jonica Booth (Discovering Brooklynn) while Terrell boards as the New York law student and long-distance boyfriend of Shawna.
Terrell’s film and television credits include his first role and star-making performance as a young President Barack Obama in the 2016 Netflix film Barry in addition to his most recent appearance on the one-season run of Netflix’s Cursed. He has also appeared in a pair of 2018 films titled The Professor and Ophelia.
Joining Rae as executive producers include Quality Control Films’ Pierre Thomas and Kevin Lee in addition to Jonathan Berry (Insecure), Dave Becky (Russian Doll, Insecure), Sara Rastogi (The Martian), Montreal McKay (A Black Lady Sketch Show), Syreeta Singleton (Insecure, Black Monday), City Girls’ JT and Yung Miami. Singleton will also board the series as its showrunner. Sadé Clacken Joseph will be the pilot episode’s director as well.