HBO has given a series order for a weekly late-night show from comedian and writer Sam Jay (“Saturday Night Live”) and executive producer Prentice Penny (“Insecure”). The series will debut in 2021 on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. The logline: The Untitled Sam Jay Project will be a weekly 30-minute late-night show in which Sam tackles the top trending topics in urban and world culture for the week – including race, politics, sexual identity, science, celebrity, religion, and more – and examines them from her unique and subversive point of view.
The upcoming series will be executive produced by Sam Jay, Prentice Penny for A Penny For Your Thoughts, Chris Pollack (HBO’s “Pete Holmes: Faces and Sounds,” Netflix’s “Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping”), and David Martin and Kara Baker for Avalon. Alex Soler will also serve as co-executive producer for A Penny for Your Thoughts Entertainment.