Issa Rae is already giving fans something to look forward to a month after it was announced that her critically-acclaimed series, Insecure, would end after its upcoming fifth season. The 36-year-old producer has landed an eight-episode series order at HBO Max for Rap Sh*t.
Yung Miami and JT from the hip-hop duo City Girls will co-executive produce alongside Syreeta Singleton (Insecure), who will also serve as the series showrunner, and Rae.
The half-hour comedy has been in development since October 2019 and is scheduled to go into production this summer with casting underway. It follows two estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap group.
“Wrote a new show for @HBOMax!” tweeted the Emmy-award nominated actress. “One of my favorite writers, the hilarious @reetafajita is showrunning and my favorite group, CITY GIRLS are co-EP’s! Miami here we come!”
Thank you so much for the opportunity Issa 💕💕💕 https://t.co/0MqO1wg3kd
— JT (@ThegirlJT) February 11, 2021
Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas from Quality Control Films will also executive produce with Sara Rastogi for HOORAE. The Photograph actress’ Raedio will manage music supervision.