Issa Rae inspires us all! [no passive voice when you can help it!]
The “Insecure” creator and star has just re-upped her deal with WarnerMedia.
Today (March 24), the company announced a five-year partnership which extends her initial first-look HBO deal signed in 2016, revised in 2018, and now soaring to new heights in 2021.
According to Variety, the new deal is in the eight-figure range and is exclusive to WarnerMedia for all forms of television which include HBO, HBO Max, and Warner Bros.
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It also includes film, which is to remain exclusive for features with Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, and HBO Max. The projects will be developed under her media company, HOORAE.
“We have been in business with Issa for more than eight years, and we couldn’t be prouder of our collaboration,” said Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer for HBO and HBO Max. “‘Insecure” was a breakthrough series for HBO, and there is much more on the horizon. This new deal is an opportunity to leverage the strength of WarnerMedia to provide a multitude of platforms for Issa’s formidable talents as a producer and storyteller.”
Rae speaks on her appreciation for HBO and its leadership.
“HBO has been supportive of my work since the very first general meeting I had with Casey in 2012,” said Rae. “I’m thrilled to not only spread my creative wings with the network that makes all of my favorite series but also to produce culturally resonant stories with new voices that incite exciting conversations via HOORAE’s expanded relationship with all WarnerMedia platforms.”
Multiple projects are currently in the works between HOORAE, HBO, and HBO Max.
For HBO this includes season 2 of “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” produced by Rae which premieres in April, and the fifth and final season of “Insecure” that is currently in production.
In development at HBO is HOORAE’s “Nice White Parents,” “The Vanishing Half,” and the documentary series, “Seen and Heard.”
The half-hour comedy, “Rap Sh*t,” is also currently in development with HBO Max along with a scripted series with Mark Phillips.
We can’t wait to see all of the #BlackGirlMagic that Issa Rae will continue to cook up in the new deal!
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