Words by Fatima Barrie
Deadline has reported that Insecure writer and actress Issa Rae, will executive produce a 90’s themed drama series set in L.A., based on Angela Flournoy’s National Book Award finalist book, The Turner House. The HBO drama will focus on the daily lives of an African American family in the 90’s during the Reagan and Clinton era. The series zeros in 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.” Rae shared her excitement with Deadline about working on the new project with author Angela Flournoy,
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.
Issa Rae is also currently working on the third season of her hit HBO show, Insecure.
My L.A kinfolk! @angelaflournoy is such a wonderful writer. So happy to help bring this new project to life.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) October 24, 2017