Issa Rae Is Developing New African-American Drama for HBO

Issa Rae will executive produce a new HBO drama set in 1990’s Los Angeles.

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Angela Flournoy. Image via Amherst College

Bridging those later Reagan Era and early Clinton years, the drama will center on the marriage of Sheryl and Jackson, with the former an envelope bounds-pushing real estate agent and the latter a conflicted LAPD anti-gang task force recruit. The potential series will also feature the couples’ teen daughter and son, Ebony and Les.

Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House, will write and executive produce the show with Rae.

Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry at 3 Arts and Montreal McKay at Apex Content Ventures will executive produce with Rae and Flournoy.

Source: Deadline.

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