Issa Rae is officially developing a new TV show for HBO!

The drama is set in the 90s and is centered around a black family living in early and turbulent Los Angeles and dealing with the harsh casualties of that era.

I mean, she said she wasn’t even close to accomplishing her career goals, and she meant it.

Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House, will write and executive produce the show.

According to the description provided to Deadline, the show

“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.”

Issa said in a statement,

“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.”

And it sounds like Angela is equally as excited. She tweeted today,

Between these ladies’ collaborative writing and show-running skills, we bet this show is going to be explosive. And The Turner House even has a similar tone to the show; it’s a story of a black family’s home and all that its weathered in Detroit spanning the 1920s-1980s.

Everything about this project is perfect. And we have Insecure season three to hold us down in the meantime! Now if only we could get that black Gossip Girl in the works…

Anne Catherine Demere is an intern with Femestella. She is almost too passionate about pop culture and the entertainment industry and she loves to write about it. One of her favorite things is when feminism and pop culture overlap. She’s either starting a new TV show or in class, there’s no in between. And those two rarely coincide.

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