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HBO picks up two new Issa Rae shows — bisexual black man dating comedy, ‘Him Or Her’ & affluent Windsor Hills black teen drama

Along with the hit TV series ‘Insecure,’ HBO has picked up two new show ideas from writer and actress Issa Rae:

“HBO is not only developing one new series from Issa Rae….but two!

The premium cabler has picked up two new shows, the comedy, Him Or Her, and the drama, Sweet Life. Both are a part of the first-look deal she signed with the network in 2016.

Him Or Her is EP’d by Rae and former The Daily Show writer, Travon Free.  It’s description: “The single-camera half-hour chronicles the dating life of a bisexual black man and the distinctly different worlds and relationships he finds himself in.” Free is also writing the comedy series. Additionally, Rae’s ColorCreative.TV partner Deniese Davis is an exec producer as well. If we’re correct, this very well may be the first television show to center the focus on a black, LGBT male since Noah’s Arc (Andra Fuller and Benjamin Charles Watson were both a part of the main cast for The L.A. Complex (2012) and there is a forthcoming Hulu series based on the like of RuPaul Charles).” 

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Originally published: 12/18/2017

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