Issa Rae has several new HBO shows on the horizon, but there’s one I’m interested in the most—a black bisexual rom-com.
Him Or Her, executive produced by Rae and Travon Free (a writer for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and former writer for The Daily Show) will be, according to Shadow and Act, a “single-camera half-hour” comedy that follows “the dating life of a bisexual black man and the distinctly different worlds and relationships he finds himself in.”
Shadow and Act is right in asserting that Him Or Her might be “the first television show to center the focus on a black, LGBT male since Noah’s Arc.” What’s also great is that much of the show will be based on Free’s own experiences as a bisexual man.
As Rae told The Huffington Post in an email, “I was immediately drawn in to the concept from his initial pitch and am SO grateful that he’s trusting us with his vision.” As reported by Logo, Rae also said she has wanted to bring bisexuality into the conversation about black masculinity.
What do you think about this show? Give your opinions in the comments section below!
Tons of casting news! I’m only spending a sentence on each; click the links to learn more about each item.
I’ve been lagging on casting news! I’m sure there’s been more than this, but here’s what I’ve stashed up over the weeks.
Okay, casting and acquisition news! Let’s get to it.
TONS OF NEWS to discuss since I was absent last week. Mainly, we’ve got tons of TV trailers from AMC, NBC, FOX, ABC, and CBS to take a look at. So before I get to any posters and whathaveyou, let’s get these trailers out of the way. (Note, all except the AMC trailer are in playlist form.)