Issa Rae Has A New 90s L.A. HBO Drama In The Works With Author Angela Flournoy

Issa Rae has found major success with her HBO comedy ‘Insecure’ and is now developing a new drama also with HBO centered around the early and turbulent 1990s and an African American family dealing with the events at that time.

“I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela,” Rae said to Deadline. “I was a huge fan of The Turner House and we feel so lucky to bring her beautiful storytelling to HBO.” 

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.

Along with Rae and Flournoy, Dave Becky & Jonathan Berry at 3 Arts and Montrel McKay at Apex Content Ventures will executive produce too.

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