Issa Rae Developing ‘Rap Sh!t’ Comedy Series for HBO Max

Issa Rae at the HBO Post Golden Globe Party 2018 at Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson/Deposit Photos

Issa Rae is partnering with HBO Max for a follow-up series to Insecure tentatively titled Rap Sh!t.

The half hour comedy will focus on “two estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap group,” HBO Max said in a press release Wednesday.

The Insecure co-creator and star tweeted about the new series: “Wrote a new show for @HBOMax! One of my favorite writers, the hilarious @reetafajita is showrunning and my favorite group, CITY GIRLS are co-EP’s! Miami here we come! #RapShit.”

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Rae will also serve as an executive producer on the eight-episode series along with Montrel McKay (A Black Lady Sketch Show) for HOORAE, Jonathan Berry (Insecure) and Dave Becky (Master of None) for 3 Arts Entertainment. Yung Miami and JT of hip-hop duo City Girls have also signed on as co-executive producers, along with Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas for Quality Control Films and Sara Rastogi for HOORAE.

The Photograph star will be writing the pilot along with showrunner Syreeta Singleton (Insecure).

Casting is currently underway for Rap Sh!t, with production  set to begin this summer. No premiere date has been announced.

As previously reported, HBO announced last month that Insecure would end after the show’s upcoming fifth season.

Insecure was inspired by Rae’s acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl and last year was nominated for three Primetime Emmys, including outstanding comedy series, outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for Rae’s performance as Issa, and outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for Yvonne Orji’s performance as Molly.