After creating, starring in and producing some of our favorite comedies, Issa Rae is entering the realm of reality TV with his latest project, Sweet Life: Los Angeles. The HBO Max series centers on a group of black friends as they navigate love, life, and careers in the mid-20s. Since the series is unscripted, Rae did not write any scripts as he did for Unsafe, but he played an important role in the filming.
The show is produced by Rae in congruence with its production company, Hoorae Media, which was founded in September 2020. “We are very proud to present a strong and fun side of life for young black people in Los Angeles,” Rae previously said in a statement to Deadline about the show. “We hope that the HBO Max audience will identify and fall in love with this group of friends as much as we do.”
Sweet Life: Los Angeles is slated to have 10 episodes, but Rae has plenty of other HBO Max projects in store following her. film and television deal with WarnerMedia in March. “It’s really exciting to have that flexibility and just deepen the relationship that we already have,” Rae said previously. Variety about the deal between Hoorae Media and WarnerMedia. “Hoorae already had at least 15 projects in various stages of development with them, so we had been working with them on the drama side, the unscripted side, and the documentary side for a couple of years.” HBO Max has already ordered a revival of the 2001 docuseries Greenlight project, where Rae will serve as an executive producer and appear in every episode of the show. The project does not currently have a release date, but you can tune in Sweet Life: Los Angeles when it premieres on August 19
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