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Issa Rae’s relationship with HBO, which runs her charming comedy series “Insecure,” is growing. Rae, who created “Insecure” with Larry Wilmore, is creating a period drama series with Angela Flournoy, author of the 2015 novel “The Turner House.”
The drama will be set in Los Angeles in the early 1990s, a particularly hard time in the life of the city. The story will revolve around a black family in the middle of it all — the crack epidemic, gang violence, and the 1992 riots that blew up after the Rodney King trial.
The central characters are Sheryl and Jackson. She’s a real estate agent and he’s an LAPD anti-gang task force recruit. They have a teenage son and daughter.
Meanwhile, Rae is working on the third season of “Insecure,” which digs into timely issues, too — including cops targeting black drivers and workplace discrimination — with grace and power.
“I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela,” Rae said about the still untitled new show. “I was a huge fan of ‘The Turner House’ and we feel so lucky to bring her beautiful storytelling to HBO.”
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