Robin Thede Sets ‘Black Lady Sketch Show’ at HBO With Issa Rae Producing

Variety | 1/28/2019 | Joe Otterson
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Robin Thede and Issa Rae are teaming for a half-hour sketch comedy series at HBO.

The series is titled “A Black Lady Sketch Show.” It will feature narrative sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Thede, as well as celebrity guests. The show will be written by, directed by, and star an array of black women. HBO has ordered the show straight-to-series.

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Thede created the series and will serve as writer and executive producer in addition starring. Lauren Ashley Smith will serve as head writer and co-executive producer. Smith was previously the head writer on the BET series “The Rundown with Robin Thede.”

Rae, the creator and star of the HBO comedy “Insecure,” will executive produce via Issa Rae Productions. Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry will executive produce for 3 Arts Entertainment along with Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch of JAX Media. Deniese Davis and Montrel McKay...
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