TBS Orders Pilot For Lena Waithe’s ‘Queer Black Girl’ Comedy, ‘Twenties”

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Lena Waithe is on a roll right now!

TBS has given the green light to a pilot from the Emmy winner called, Twenties. 

The show as created by Waithe nine years ago. It follows “the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking shit and chasing their dreams. It’s a show about friendship, finding love, and messing everything up along the way.”

Waithe executive produces via her Hillman Grad Productions, along with her manager Andrew Coles for the Mission Entertainment.

“I wrote Twenties back in 2009. 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. Queer black characters have been the sidekick for long enough; it’s time for us to finally take the lead,” said Waithe

Waithe will executive produce through her Hillman Grad Productions.

The Chi, which she created and executive produced, just got renewed for a Season 2 at Showtime. The first season has been critically-acclaimed so far.

Source: Shadow & Act

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