HBO Developing Issa Rae’s ‘Awkward Black Girl’ Comedy

It's turning out to be a great year for the young writer and actress.

By Jamilah King Aug 08, 2013

It’s turning out to be a great year for Issa Rae. After years of building a loyal fanbase on YouTube with her hit Web series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl", Rae was tapped by ABC’s Shonda Grimes to work on a comedy series called "I Hate L.A. Dudes." Then it was announced that Rae would play the role of Nina Simone in an upcoming Lorraine Hansbarry biopic. And now there’s news that Larry Wilmore and Rae will co-write a comedy series loosely based on Rae’s popular YouTube series. She will also star in the project.

Wilmore is known for his role "The Daily Show" as the Senior Black Correspondent.

(h/t Deadline via New York Magazine)