Kid Fury teaming up with Lena Waithe for HBO comedy series
The hilarious host of 'The Read' is bringing his talents to the small screen and we can't wait.
Kid Fury is teaming up with Lena Waithe to bring a new comedy series to HBO.
The comedian, blogger, and podcaster best known for his hit podcast, The Read, will write and co-executive produce the series alongside the Emmy-winning Waithe, who recently inked a first-look deal with Showtime. According to Variety, Other executive producers include Chloe Pisello, David Martin, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, and Jason Kim.
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The untitled project is described as a surreal dark comedy that follows Greg, a 20-something sarcastic gay black man navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City while struggling to wrap his head around his undiagnosed clinical depression.
The Read, which is co-hosted by Crissle West, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with a sold-out show at The Apollo Theater in NYC. Kid Fury (Gregory A. Smith) also appeared on season 2 of Netflix’s Dear White People.
Lena Waithe shows no signs of slowing down and the currently untitled HBO series is just one of many projects she’s booked for. Her horror anthology series, THEM, just received a two-season order from Amazon and we’re anxiously awaiting the premiere of her TBS show, Twenties.
Like Kid Fury, Waithe is known for advocating for the LGBTQ community as well as content creators of color and she has also guest-starred on beloved shows like This Is Us. She recently received the Trailblazer Award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards in June.
She revealed the reason she continues to engage with fans on social media and beyond, even when they criticize her creations.
“It’s a relationship. I can make movies and TV shows all I want but if the audience isn’t there to witness it, talk about it, and take it in, then I’m just a tree falling in the forest that doesn’t make a sound. I need them. I can’t do this without them. I never want to take them for granted, even when they don’t like it,” she told TheGrio.