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Issa Rae Set to Start Production on New Comedy Series 'Rap Sh*t'

Issa Rae's highly anticipated comedy series, 'Rap Sh*t,' has been picked up by HBO Max which has ordered eight episodes for the first season.

Issa Rae has announced that her comedy series Rap Sh*t has been picked up by HBO Max. The series project was first publicly revealed by Rae in 2019 and has been under development since. HBO Max has reportedly ordered eight episodes for production of the highly anticipated show. Rae will write the pilot for the series and will reportedly executive produce under her multimedia production company Hoorae. Rae shared the good news on Twitter.

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In Conversation: Yvonne Orji on Her Groundbreaking HBO Comedy Special Momma, I Made It!

We spoke to the Insecure star about her "documentary-music-video-comedy-show," representing Nigeria and having "a full-on Beyoncé moment."

Yvonne Orji's groundbreaking HBO comedy special, Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It! opens with an aerial shot of Lagos taken back in January. It's her first time returning home since Insecure hit. There are market shots in Lagos and lesser-known Ihiala Town, one of Orji walking the streets in a fresh white Nigeria baseball jersey, as well as other glimpses of Nigerian life that she describes as "beautiful chaos" before settling down with her parents in their home.

"There's no way I could do a special about my life without showing you my life," she says in the opening sequence.

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Issa Rae's New Show 'Rap Sh*t' Is Set to Premiere on HBO Max

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