Shadow and Act is reporting that writer/producer/actress/rising superstar Issa Rae is developing a series for HBO. Rae, who is already developing a series for ABC with showrunner extraordinaire Shonda Rhimes, will also be working with comic genius Larry Wilmore (The Daily Show) to develop the series for HBO, which reportedly previously passed on working on a show with Rae featuring her as the lead. We wonder what happened? Oh, probably the meteoric rise to fame due to her presence pretty much everywhere in the media landscape. She’s a host on Aspire TV’s talk show, “Exhale,” working closely with Pharrell Williams’ I AM OTHER production company to further develop her web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” and is developing a show for Alright TV, Bob Johnson and Tracey Edmond’s YouTube channel. Issa Rae is clearly winning. Hopefully her online magic will successfully translate to the small screen. With Shonda Rhimes, Pharrell Williams and Larry Wilmore backing her, the sky is the limit.
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