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Issa Rae Set To Produce Novel ‘Silver Sparrow’ With Oprah Winfrey

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Issa Rae is hella booked and hella busy.

Fresh off of filming her latest film, The Photograph, with Lakeith Stanfield, the intrepid creator is still keeping her creative eye on fresh content.

Set in the Georgian city of Atlanta during the 1980s, Silver Sparrow revolves around a pair of young girls who form a friendship. However, only one of them is aware that they are sisters and knows that their father, James Witherspoon, is a covert bigamist.

Rae is set to executive produce an adaptation of Jones’ acclaimed novel. The project is just the latest endeavor of Rae’s production bucket.

She has multiple projects in development for a number of different outlets, all in different stages of development. In 2017, it was announced that the Insecure creator and star was executive producing a drama set in Los Angeles during the early ’90s for HBO. The network also picked up two more shows from Rae: the affluent Black teen drama Sweet Life and Him or Her, a single-camera half-hour comedy set to chronicle the dating life of a bisexual Black man.

Source: Shadow & Act

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