‘The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl’ Creator Issa Rae Signs With HBO To Release Latest Show


“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.

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