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Issa Rae Developing New Family Drama for HBO

Issa Rae, star of the HBO series "Insecure," poses for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Issa Rae has already proven herself as a brilliant comedic voice, and will soon share her capacity for the dramatic in a brand new HBO series. The Insecure creator has just received the green light to produce a new drama for the network.

The Golden Globe nominee is set to executive produce the family drama set in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, according to Deadline.

The series will center on the marriage of Sheryl and Jackson, with the former an outspoken real estate agent and the latter a conflicted LAPD anti-gang task force recruit. It will also chronicle the lives of the couple’s teenaged daughter and son, Ebony and Les.

Angela Flournoy, National Book Award finalist and The Turner House author, is set to write and co-executive produce.

“I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela,” Rae told Deadline. “I was a huge fan of The Turner House and we feel so lucky to bring her beautiful storytelling to HBO.”

Along with Rae and Flournoy, Dave Becky & Jonathan Berry at 3 Arts and Montrel McKay at Apex Content Ventures will executive produce as well.

The 32-year-old actress is currently filming The Hate U Give, which stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson and Common.


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