Issa Rae is out here continuing to secure the bag and she’s bringing along a brilliant teammate to shine with her. The award-winning Insecure actress has collaborated with standup comedian and writer Jaboukie Young-White to adapt The Gang’s All Queer for HBO, as reported by Variety.
Young-White, a 26-year-old Chicago native, is slated to develop Vanessa R. Panfil’s original book “The Gang’s All Queer: The Lives of Gay Gang Members” into a series, with Rae by his side as an executive producer. According to Variety, the series will be broken down into approximately 30-minute shows and follow a “closeted twenty-something in Chicago, grieving a gang-related death, [who] ditches college to find reckless closure.”
Young-White, who has notable writing credits in American Vandal and Netflix’s Big Mouth, will write and executive produce the project, while Rae will executive produce under her Hoorae production house in collaboration with Montrel McKay. Young-White originally rose to digital stardom following his viral tweets and Instagram posts, and later established his stamp on the industry as a notable writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Back in March, the Lovebirds actress nabbed a whopping eight-figure overall deal with WarnerMedia for her Hoorae banner. Rae also recently announced the fifth and final season wrapping for Insecure, which has yet to announce its season premiere date.