“The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl” creator Issa Rae has just signed with HBO to release her latest show “Non-Prophet.” Rae will star, co-produce and co-write the show alongside fellow actor Larry Wilmore, who is known for his roles on “The Office” and “The Daily Show.”
“Non-Prophet” will follow the life of a self-described “awkward black girl” as she attempts to navigate the worlds of work, identity and love. Judging by its initial summary, the show bears a strong resemblance to Rae’s award-winning web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” which was originally rejected by television networks. In her interview with NMR, Rae commented:
“I love writing and producing my own content because you get to see it from start to finish, you get to ensure that it’s properly told in your own voice, where I think before I was satisfied with writing and just giving it off to someone, but I don’t think I could ever do that now. Even with the project that I just wrote, I was like, “I’m just going to write all these episodes and then — whew — give it to somebody and I’ll be free.” But I can’t do that anymore! Especially having written something and executed it myself and knowing I have a particular vision that I can actually execute, like why not do it?”
Check out NMR’s full feature on Issa Rae here.