Issa Rae is returning with a new series for HBO Max. The streaming service has ordered Rap Sh*t, a new comedy series that will have eight episodes during its first season. The show will follow the lives of two high school friends who decide to form a rap group. Rae previously starred in Insecure on HBO.
HBO Max revealed more about the new series in a press release. A premiere date hasn’t been announced yet.
“HBO Max has given an eight-episode order to the half-hour comedy series RAP SH*T (working title) from Issa Rae (HBO’s Insecure and A Black Lady Sketch Show), with Syreeta Singleton (Insecure, Central Park) serving as executive producer and showrunner, and hip hop duo Yung Miami and JT of City Girls serving as co-executive producers.
· Logline: RAP SH*T (wt) follows two estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap group.
· Credits: RAP SH*T (wt) will be executive produced by Issa Rae and Montrel McKay (A Black Lady Sketch Show, Road Trippp) for HOORAE, as well as Jonathan Berry (Insecure) and Dave Becky (Master of None, Russian Dolls) for 3 Arts Entertainment, along with showrunner Syreeta Singleton, with Rae also writing the pilot. Hip hop duo Yung Miami and JT of City Girls serve as co-executive producers, along with Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas for Quality Control Films and Sara Rastogi for HOORAE. Rae’s audio content company Raedio will handle music supervision for the series.
· Casting is currently underway. Production is scheduled to begin this summer.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Rae’s work? Will you check out Rap Sh*t on HBO Max?