Issa Rae to Producer HBO Series ‘Nice White Parents’ with Adam McKay

by Shine My Crown Staff

Issa Rae has signed up to executive produce an adaptation of the popular podcast “Nice White Parents.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO landed the rights to the podcast in “a competitive bidding war,” beating out Netflix and the Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions.

“Nice White Parents” debuted in July, and HBO describes it as a “satirical look at the conflict and comedy that arise when highly resourced white parents, who claim to have the best intentions, wield their influence over generations of Black and brown students within the New York public school system.”

HBO has been the home to Rae’s smash-hit series, Insecure, which has been renewed for a fifth season. Outside of “Insecure” and “Nice White Parents,” Rae is also developing a number of projects at HBO, including a series about backyard wrestling along with Dwayne Johnson.

In October, the multi-talented actress launched her Hoorae media company, an entertainment production venture for feature film, television and digital. Rae promoted veteran executive Sara Rastogi to senior vice president of development, and she will report to Montrel McKay, president of Hoorae film and TV.

Earlier this year, Rae sat down for a candid interview where she shared how she stays motivated.

“Every single time you do something, there’s a moving goal post. I still feel like I have so much more to do and so much more to prove. To the point of competing, I guess, with myself or with some invisible being just ahead of me, I don’t feel any impact yet. And a lot of that comes with time. Yes, 2007 was 13 years ago, but [it] feels like it’s been two years. I’m like, “I need more time,” she shared.

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