Issa Rae, the creator and star of the hit comedy Insecure, is in the process of developing a family drama for HBO with author Angela Flournoy, according to Deadline. The series will center around an African American family living in Los Angeles during the Nineties. National Book Award finalist and The Turner House author Angela Flournoy will write and exec produce the untitled project alongside Rae.

Set during the Reagan Era and early Clinton years, the drama will center on the marriage of Sheryl and Jackson, with the former an envelope bounds-pushing real estate agent and the latter a conflicted LAPD anti-gang task force recruit. The potential series will also feature the couples’ teen daughter and son, Ebony and Les.

“I’m so thrilled to be working with Angela. I was a huge fan of The Turner House and we feel so lucky to bring her beautiful storytelling to HBO,” the Rae added.

The series will take place during an interesting era as the early nineties was an extremely tumultuous time for L.A. The crack epidemic, the war on drugs, tough-on-crime policies and gang violence wreaked havoc on many neighborhoods, while long-simmering racial tensions finally erupted in 1992 after four LAPD officers were acquitted of beating Rodney King.

We look forward to checking out this new series!



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