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Lena Waithe and Kid Fury Developing Gay Black Comedy Series for HBO


HBO is trading up from Lena Dunham to Lena Waithe. The creator of The Chi and star of Master of None is co-executive producing half-hour comedy series with YouTube sensation, Kid Fury.

According to Variety, the show follows Greg, "a 20-something sarcastic gay black man navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City while struggling to wrap his head around his undiagnosed clinical depression." If that's not HBO gold, I don't know what is.

Fury (AKA Gregory A Smith) is known for such YouTube videos as Shit Black Gays Say and his Furious Thoughts series, for which he tours with a live stand-up show. He appeared in a guest role on Netflix's Dear White People. And he co-hosts the cultural podcast, The Read with with Crissle West, which also tours with a live show.

Waithe is also experiencing a steady glow-up. When she's not rocking rainbows on red carpets, she's working on several shows in development. She serves as executive producer on TBS's upcoming series, Twenties and a horror anthology series entitled THEM, which has just recieved a two-season order from Amazon. Her script, Queen & Slim is also going into production with Universal, which will star Daniel Kaluuya.

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