Issa Rae’s new comedy series Rap Sh*t is coming to HBO Max, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will be Rae’s follow up on the network after her successful run with comedy Insecure. HBO Max has ordered an eight episode first season of the half-hour comedy series tentatively named Rap Sh*t.
The new comedy series Rap Sh*t will follow two estranged high school friends from Miami who happen to reunite and start a rap group. According to THR, the show is currently casting with production to start as soon as this summer.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 11, 2021
Insecure and Central Park alum Syreeta Singleton serves as the showrunner with Rae as the writer for the pilot. Both Rae and Singleton will executive produce the new series along with HOORAE’s Montrel McKay (A Black Lady Sketch Show), Johnahtan Berry (Insecure) and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky, according to THR.
From the music world, Yung Miami and JT of City Girls will also serve as co executive producers along with Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas from Quality Control Films and Sara Rastogi for HOORAE. Radio, Rae’s audio content company will handle music supervision for the series, according to THR.
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News of the new show comes after HBO announced earlier this year that the upcoming fifth season of Rae’s hit show Insecure will be the last. Rae’s Insecure has picked up a few nominations since its 2018 debut including Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy nomination for the fourth and latest season in 2020.
Rae is also executive producer for two more HBO projects: A Black Lady Sketch Show and the documentary Seen & Heard, about the history of Black representation on television. In addition, Rae is developing a TV adaptation of the podcast Nice White Parents with Adam McKay and backyard wrestling show with Dwayne Johnson according to THR.