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.
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