HBO Max Green Lights Season 2 of Issa Rae’s ‘Sweet Life: Los Angeles’

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Issa Rae’s “Sweet Life: Los Angeles” on HBO Max has been renewed for a second season.

The unscripted series shows the city of L.A. through the eyes of seven young, driven Black friends as they navigate through all of life’s obstacles, “showcasing their relatable, authentic and sometimes stumbling mid-20s moments as they embrace the joy and struggles of love and family, while building their careers as tastemakers and influencers in the city where they grew up.”

“We are thrilled with the success of Sweet Life: Los Angeles,” said Jennifer O’Connell, EVP, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family, HBO Max, according to Deadline. “The incredibly talented Issa Rae and her producing partners delivered an elevated, purposeful series, which featured the fun, inspiring and challenging moments that young adults face navigating relationships and careers.”

Like many reality television shows, “Sweet Life” is not without its drama but the emphasis is on growth, friendship and overcoming life’s many hurdles.

Rebecca Quinn, SVP, Non-Fiction, HBO Max, adds, “Fans are really embracing this endearing, entertaining and ambitious group of friends. We can’t wait to see where they take us for season two as they continue to shine an important light on Black culture in South Los Angeles.”

Speaking to Variety ahead of the season premiere in August, Rae explained that she was extremely invested in the cast members.

“I’ve helped edit the entire series at this point. We’re nine episodes in,” Rae told Variety after the screening, sharing what she loves most about the show. “I find myself rooting for them. I’m really just invested in their journey and wanting them to succeed, and wanting them to communicate better, and seeing myself in so much of them.” Rae added, “I feel very much like the auntie or the godmother overseeing it,” Rae quipped.

Rae is currently working on her next series, “Rap Sh*t,” which follows two estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap group.

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