HBO is developing a single camera mockumentary comedy about Black Hollywood from TV director and showrunner Salim Akil.
Reported exclusively by Deadline, the project, Mr. Director, is written, produced and directed by Akil. Mr. Director will take on a life similar to Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm with a backdrop of Black Hollywood. Akil will portray a version of himself. The show will follow the life and times of Salim and the process to become one of Hollywood’s Top 50 showrunners/directors.
Akil is co-showrunner alongside wife Mara Brock Akil, on BET’s The Game, which is currently finishing its seventh season. He also executive produces Brock Akil’s, Being Mary Jane, as well as directed Jumping The Broom and Sparkle.