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Lena Waithe Has Landed A Deal at TBS For Her Comedy Series 'Twenties'

Lena Waithe
Photography: Austin Hargrave

The show marks Waithe's second original series deal she's landed in recent months.

Lena Waithe has just signed a pilot deal with TBS for her show Twenties, which she wrote in--you guessed it--her twenties.

The show marks Waithe's second original series deal she's landed in recent months, following The CHI, which Waithe created and executive produces for Showtime. Twenties is about a queer black girl and her two hetero friends--she described it to Vultureas "my Master of None about life in my 20s, set in L.A."

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The show takes a lighter tone than the more dramatic CHI, and certainly is less intense than the coming out episode of Master of None, "Thanksgiving," for which Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

"I always wanted to tell a story where a queer black woman was the protagonist, and I'm so grateful to TBS for giving me a platform to tell this story," Waithe said in Deadline's report. "Queer black characters have been the sidekick for long enough; it's time for us to finally take the lead."

TBS has a slew of exciting projects in their upcoming lineup: The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, will premiere April 3, and Miracle Workers, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi, is also in development.

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