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‘Rap Sh*t': HBO Max Orders New Issa Rae Comedy Series

Insecure may be ending, but that doesn’t mean Issa Rae hasn’t been busy cooking up some new content.

HBO Max announced an eight-episode order for the new comedy series, Rap Sh*t, from Rae, with Insecure’s Syreeta Singleton serving as showrunner and executive producer. Rae and Singleton will executive produce alongside Hoorae’s Montrel McKay of A Black Lady Sketch Show, Jonathan Berry of Insecure and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky of Russian Doll

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Hip-hop duo Yung Miami and JT of the City Girls will also be serving as co-executive producers, and Rae’s go-to audio content company, Raedio, will handle music supervision for the series, so we can expect a soundtrack comparable to that of Insecure.

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Rap Sh*t follows two high school friends from Miami who’ve lost touch and reunite to form a rap group. Casting is currently underway and production is set to start this summer. 

The news comes after HBO announced Insecure’s upcoming fifth season will be its last. The EMMY-nominated actress is also an executive producer on two other HBO projects, A Black Lady Sketch Show and Seen & Heard, a documentary about the history of Black representation on television.

Watch the video below on how Rae’s show, Insecure, changed the game.

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