TBS orders Lena Waithe's Twenties, a semi-autobigraphical comedy pilot
Following her breakout Emmy-winning success on Master of None and Showtime's The Chi, Waithe will next try to bring to the small screen a semi-autobiographical comedy about a "queer black girl" named Hattie and her two straight girlfriends, who “spend most of their days talking sh*t and chasing their dreams." Long in gestation, Waithe first posted to YouTube a multi-part pilot presentation for the series back in 2013. “I always wanted to tell a story where a queer black woman was the protagonist and I’m so grateful to TBS for giving me a platform to tell this story," says Waithe, who will also write the single-camera comedy. Queer black characters have been the sidekick for long enough, it’s time for us to finally take the lead.”
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