Issa Rae Bringing New Comedy Series ‘Rap Sh*t to HBO Max

by Shine My Crown Staff
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Issa Rae and HBO have already lined up our next comedy series fix in the shape of the eight-episode series “Rap Sh*t.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will follow two estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap group.

Insecure’s Syreeta Singleton will serve as the showrunner, while Rae will be writing the pilot. Both ladies will executive produce alongside HOORAE’s Montrel McKay (A Black Lady Sketch Show), Jonathan Berry (Insecure) and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky (Russian Doll).

Yung Miami and JT of City Girls of the rap duo City Girls will serve as co-executive producers, along with Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas for Quality Control Films and Sara Rastogi for HOORAE.

Rae’s acclaimed series “Insecure” will wrap up after upcoming Season 5 on HBO. The fifth and final season has already started and we can expect the series to debut on the platform later this year.

“To sum it up in three words: grounded, growth, and legacy. When I started, I knew when it would end and the space the characters would be in, but didn’t know the ending—I’m excited for people to see it. We started shooting last week for the first time and I’m savoring every moment,” Rae told Vogue about what we can expect from the final season.

“We’ve had roadblocks, obviously, due to Covid-19 and we’re being very protective. But it just feels so nice to be able to shoot this season. One of the biggest frustrations is that some things have to be compromised and I don’t think I’ve been able to reconcile that. We can’t shoot how we would normally and HBO is doing its best, so I’m hoping that will all change by the time we finish shooting. Maybe we’ll be in a space where we can celebrate together and mark the accomplishment of finishing a five-season show.”

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