HBO has greenlit sketch show “A Black Lady Sketch Show” starring and executive produced by Robin These (“The Rundown with Robin Thede”) and executive produced by Issa Rae (“Insecure”). Created, written by and starring Thede, the half-hour will feature narrative sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Thede, as well as celebrity guests. The show also will be written and directed by an array of black women.
Lauren Ashley Smith will serve as head writer and co-exec producer on the series, reuniting with Thede. Smith previously served as head writer on BET’s “The Rundown.”