ALL THE BAGS: Issa Rae Readies New Reality Series ‘Sweet Life: Los Angeles,’ New Comedy ‘Rap Sh*t’ & ‘Project Greenlight’ Reboot All For HBO Max+Graces ‘Vanity Fair’ Cover

Posted May 18, 2021

Issa Rae‘s hit series ‘Insecure‘ may be heading into its final season at HBO this Summer, but that doesn’t mean that her workload or hustle is slowing down anytime soon.

Issa is now working on a brand new reality series that will air on HBO Max this summer, as well as two other shows for the network:

HBO Max has ordered Sweet Life: Los Angeles, an unscripted series from Issa Rae, which looks at young, Black life in South LA, set to launch this summer. The series comes from Rae and her Hoorae productions, Main Event Media, an All3Media America Company; and Morning Dew Pictures (Baldwin Hills, Real Housewives of Miami).

Per the logline, Sweet Life: Los Angeles gives an honest and unique look into what it means to be young, Black, and in constant pursuit of one’s dreams in the heart of South Los Angeles. The series follows a group of young, strong-willed, ambitious Black friends showcasing their relatable, authentic and sometimes stumbling mid-20s moments as they embrace the joy and struggles of love and family, while building their careers as tastemakers and influencers in the city where they grew up.

“We are thrilled to partner with Issa Rae on this fun, dynamic series about a real group of friends and their unique, yet intertwined experiences in South Los Angeles, which has a one-of-a-kind culture that deserves a spotlight all its own,” said Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice president, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family, HBO Max.

“We’re so proud to present a grounded and fun slice of young Black LA life,” added Rae. We hope the HBO Max audience will relate to and fall in love with this group of friends as much as we have.”

The project falls under Rae’s overall deal with her Hoorae media label at WarnerMedia.

HBO Max also has ordered a reimagined Project Greenlight docuseries headed by Rae.


More details on the ‘Project Greenlight‘ docuseries:

The filmmaking competition/docuseries is returning as an eight-episode HBO Max series, with Insecure co-creator and star Issa Rae taking over as a mentor to aspiring auteurs. The new season, which will feature a group of female filmmakers, will be the show’s fifth; it last aired in 2015 on HBO.


That’s not all! She is also launcing a new comedy on the network titled ‘Rap Sh*t.

Issa Rae has landed an eight-episode series order at HBO Max for the half-hour comedy “Rap Sh*t.”

The project was first announced as being in development in October 2019. It follows two estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap group.

Rae is writing the pilot for the series and will executive produce under her Hoorae production banner, with Montrel McKay of Hoorae also executive producing. Syreeta Singleton, who worked with Rae as a writer on “Insecure,” will executive produce and serve as showrunner. Singleton most recently worked as a writer on the Apple animated series “Central Park.”



If that wasn’t enough, Issa is gracing the cover of ‘Vanity Fair‘ and is looking oh so good! Get into some of the snaps below.

We love to see it all!

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