Rap Sh * t: HBO Max commissions eight-part comedy series from Issa Rae
HBO Max gave an eight-episode order for the half-hour comedy series Rap Sh * t (working title) by Issa Rae (HBO’s Unsafe, A Black Lady Sketch Show), with Syreeta Singleton (Unsafe, Central park) as executive producer and showrunner, and hip hop duo Yung Miami and City Girls’ JT as co-executive producers.
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Rap Sh * t (wt) follows two estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap group.
Rap Sh * t(wt) will be produced by Issa Rae and Montrel McKay (A Black Lady Sketch Show, Road Trippp) for HOORAE, as well as Jonathan Berry (Unsafe) and Dave Becky (Master of None, Russian dolls) for 3 Arts Entertainment, with showrunner Syreeta Singleton, with Rae also writing the pilot. Hip hop duo Yung Miami and City Girls’ JT are co-executive producers, 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 provide musical oversight for the series.
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Casting is currently underway on the project. Production is expected to begin this summer.
(Photo by Amy Sussman / Getty Images for Women In Film)