Insecure star Issa Rae and filmmaker Adam McKay are collaborating for the series adaptation of podcast Nice White Parents. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the premium cable TV network bagged the rights for the five-part New York Times and Serial Productions podcast in a heated bidding war, that also saw streamer Netflix and the Obamas going after the property. Stay Close: Cush Jumbo, James Nesbitt, Richard Armitage to Star in Netflix’s Series Adaptation of a Bestselling Novel
HBO has handed out a pilot order to the project with an aim to develop it as a half-hour comedy. The show is a satirical look at the conflict and comedy that arise when highly resourced white parents, who claim to have the best intentions, wield their influence over generations of black and brown students within the New York public school system. Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce Series Adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Last Novel ‘Island’
Rae and Montrel McKay will executive produce through the new production company, HooRae. Adam McKay and Todd Schulman will executive produce via Hyperobject Industries, which is currently under a first-look deal with HBO.
Other executive producers include Chana Joffe-Walt, Julie Snyder, Alissa Shipp, Sarah Koenig, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry.
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