Issa Rae heads to HBO, writes book
Rack up another win for Issa Rae! Deadline.com reports that the “Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl” creator has linked up with Larry Wilmore for a comedy series set to air on HBO.
So, to recap: Issa Rae has a hit YouTube series, an ABC show deal with Shonda Rhimes, a talk show on ASPiRE and now a show on HBO. Some “Awkward Black Girl” fans might be concerned about what this could mean for the web series, but the HBO show might be a retooling of the awkward dramedy. The plot for the new project will center around the awkward and racy experiences of a modern Black woman. Sound familiar?
And if this wasn’t enough awesome news for Issa, the creative genius is also writing a memoir that will be published by HarperCollins.