Kid Fury, co-host of The Read podcast, is reportedly developing an HBO comedy series for which The Chi creator Lena Waithe will be one of the executive producers, according to Variety.

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The story follows a twentysomething sarcastic gay black man navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City while struggling to wrap his head around his undiagnosed clinical depression. Fury will serve as writer and co-executive producer.

The Read, which is co-hosted by Crissle West, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with a sold-out show at The Apollo Theater in NYC. Kid Fury (Gregory A. Smith) also appeared on season 2 of Netflix’s Dear White People. 


While The Read continues to strive in the podcast world, the same can be said about Waithe. Everything she touches turns to creative gold. Her horror anthology series, THEM, just received a two-season order from Amazon and we’re anxiously awaiting the premiere of her TBS show, Twenties.