HBO picks up comedy from Issa Rae

The "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" creator lands her second TV show in a span of a year

By Prachi Gupta
Published August 6, 2013 8:15PM (EDT)
    (Issa Rae in a screengrab from "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl")
(Issa Rae in a screengrab from "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl")

HBO is developing "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" into a TV show, reports Deadline. Creator Issa Rae will star in and co-write the series with Larry Wilmore, which revolves around "the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern day African-American woman."

The comedy is Rae's second foray into TV since her series went viral. In October, it was announced that Rae would pen comedy “I Hate L.A. Dudes” for producer Shonda Rhimes and ABC.


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Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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