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HBO Orders Issa Rae Comedy ‘Rap Sh*t’

Issa Rae
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HBO Max has ordered eight episodes of Issa Rae comedy Rap Sh*t (working title). The series follows two estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap duo. Syreeta Singleton is executive producer and showrunner and the hip-hop duo Yung Miami and JT of City Girls are co-executive producers. 

Production is scheduled to begin in the summer. 

Rae created the HBO comedy Insecure alongside Larry Wilmore. That show debuted in 2016 and will have run for five seasons. She’s writing the pilot for Rap Sh*t. 

Also executive producing Rap Sh*t are Montrel McKay for Rae’s production company Hoorae and Jonathan Berry and Dave Becky for 3 Arts Entertainment, 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.