Issa Rae to Star in HBO Comedy Series

The star of the Internet sensation The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is taking her talents to your TV screen. 

Screenshot from The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (YouTube)

According to Deadline, Internet star Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, creator of The Bernie Mac Show, have teamed up to co-write a comedy series for HBO.

The project focuses on the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern day African-American woman. These are also themes Rae has tackled in her successful webseries, The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl. Wilmore will executive produce with 3 Arts, which manages both him and Rae, while Rae will co-executive produce.