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a black ‘90210’? issa rae is working on ’90s l.a. drama with hbo & ‘the turner house’ author

October 24, 2017
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The end of the second season of HBO’s Insecure has us wanting to hibernate until the show comes back, but it looks like pretty soon we won’t have to wait a full year for Issa Rae to work her magic on the channel. According to Deadline, the HBO and the writer have just teamed back up for yet another series, and we’re betting it will be a smash hit too!

The untitled drama will be executive produced by Rae, and will center on a Black family dealing with the events of Los Angeles in the early and turbulent 1990s. The show will be written by National Book Award finalist and The Turner House author Angela Flournoy.

“I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela,” Rae told Deadline. “I was a huge fan of The Turner House and we feel so lucky to bring her beautiful storytelling to HBO.”

In August, the Golden Globe nominee pitched a 90210 type show for Black audiences. Might this be where the culmination of that idea?