Issa Rae is extending her business relationship with HBO.
WarnerMedia has announced that it has a five-year overall deal with Issa Rae, extending its relationship with the Emmy®-nominated creator, executive producer, and star of HBO’s Emmy®-winning Insecure.
“HBO has been supportive of my work since the very first general meeting I had with Casey in 2012,” said Rae in a written statement. “I’m thrilled to not only spread my creative wings with the network that makes all of my favorite series but also to produce culturally resonant stories with new voices that incite exciting conversations via HOORAE’s expanded relationship with all WarnerMedia platforms.”
This latest exclusive deal with WarnerMedia will include all forms of television, including HBO, HBO Max, and Warner Bros. Television. It also provides a first-look for features with Warner Bros. Pictures Group, New Line, and HBO Max. The deal will include projects that will be developed with Rae’s media company, HOORAE.
“We have been in business with Issa for more than eight years, and we couldn’t be prouder of our collaboration,” said Casey Bloys, chief content officer for HBO and HBO Max. “Insecure was a breakthrough series for HBO, and there is much more on the horizon. This new deal is an opportunity to leverage the strength of WarnerMedia to provide a multitude of platforms for Issa’s formidable talents as a producer and storyteller.”
There are already several projects with HBO and HBO Max that are in the works with the South L.A.-based media company HOORAE. The fifth and final season of Insecure is presently in production, and they are gearing up for the second season of A Black Lady Sketch Show, which is slated to premiere on April 23. Other new projects include HBO Originals The Vanishing Half, Nice White Parents, and the documentary series Seen and Heard. The Max Original half-hour comedy Rap Sh*t has previously been announced. HOORAE is also developing an HBO Max scripted series with Mark Phillips.