Issa Rae to Develop New ’90s L.A. Drama With HBO

Not long after wrapping a very successful second season of Insecure, star and co-creator, Issa Rae, is already in the process of creating new content as we wait patiently for the third season. It has been announced that the acclaimed actress is developing a new drama for HBO centered on life in Los Angeles in the 90s.

According to Deadline, the untitled series is set in Los Angeles in the early 1990’s and will center on an African American family dealing with the events during that time. Bridging the gap between the Reagan era and the early Clinton years, the series focuses on the marriage of Sheryl, a former real estate agent, and Jackson, a conflicted LAPD officer in anti-gang task force – the couples teenage son, Les, and daughter, Ebony, will also be featured.

Rae is set to serve as executive producer alongside author of the critically-acclaimed novel The Turner House, Angela Flournoy, who will write and produce the forthcoming series.

“I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela,” Rae said in a statement per 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 (Everybody Hates Chris, Master of None) and Jonathan Berry (Insecure, The 5th Quarter) at 3 Arts and Montrel McKay (Total Slaughter 1) at Apex Content Ventures will also serve as executive producers for the series.

As for now, there are no details on the title or a premiere date for the new drama, so keep your eyes and ears open.

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