issa rae and jussie smollett team up to produce new millennial webseries “giants”

January 18, 2017

Although Issa Rae didn’t nab any awards at this year’s Golden Globes, it’s clear that her story is far from over. Teaming up with Empire star Jussie Smollett and director James Bland, they’re set to release a project on Youtube, the platform where she created the series Awkward Black Girl, which catapulted her into the spotlight. “Giants” is a series about three Black millennials approaching the age of 30 and the realizations that despite their age, haven’t quite mastered “adulting.” In a press release, James Bland said, “Giants explores social issues that are either ignored or stigmatized by the black community and regardless of race, these characters’ experiences are relatable to almost anyone because they learn the hard way that when life kicks your ass, you either lie down or fight back.” Sounds like a helluva way to start the year. Peep the trailer below, support via Facebook and tune in January 25th!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor