Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson’s 2 Dope Queens podcast is officially heading to HBO! The cable network has ordered four hourlong specials based on the podcast set to debut in 2018.
“Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson prove you can be hilarious and socially conscious at the same time,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys. “We’re looking forward to bringing these very funny, talented women and their unique points of view to the HBO audience.”
2 Dope Queens was launched in 2016, and is a weekly stand-up and storytelling podcast in which the comedic duo discuss sex, romance, race, hair, New York and Billy Joel with their friends and favorite comedians. The two will exec produce the specials with Chenoa Estrada.
“Two Dope Queens and HBO going half on a TV baby? A dream come true,” Robinson said. “The work wife and I are beyond thrilled that the formula we’ve perfected over the past four seasons of doing the podcast (Ignorance x Cocoa Butter + Comedic Honesty) is being brought to this network.”
Added Williams: “We are so stoked to be partnering with HBO for these specials. Excited to add a couple more Khaleesis to the network!”
The specials bring Williams back to HBO, where she guest-starred on a season-three episode of Girls. She is also known for her work as a senior correspondent at The Daily Show and more recently, her acclaimed turn in the comedy The Incredible Jessica James. She is repped by UTA, B Company and Morris Yorn.
Williams stars in the comedy The Incredible Jessica James, currently streaming on Netflix. She left The Daily Show last year, after four years of being on the show, to work on a scripted projects of her own including one for Comedy Central alongside Naomi Ekperigin. In additio
Robinson is a is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress who has appeared in several television shows such as NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Call with Carson Daly, Conan, Broad City, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Big Morning Buzz Live, @midnight with Chris Hardwick and more. She recently starred in a recurring role on the Soloway’s latest Amazon series I Love Dick. In addition to her numerous television credits, Robinson created and starred in Refinery29’s web series Woke Bae and is the creator and co-star of the hit WNYC podcast 2 Dope Queens (co-created with former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams). Robinson is currently developing a new series for Amazon with writer Amy Aniobi (Insecure) and Jill Soloway (Transparent) titled Homecoming Queen.