Nice White Parents: Issa Rae & Adam McKay to Adapt Podcast into an HBO Series
According to Variety, Emmy nominee Issa Rae and Oscar winner Adam McKay have teamed up with HBO to develop a half-hour series adaptation of Serial Productions’ five-part podcast titled Nice White Parents. The network has already given the project a pilot commitment with Rae and McKay set as executive producers.
The Nice White Parents series is being described as 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 NY public school system.
The series will be executive produced by Rae and Montrel McKay through their HooRae banner along with Hyperorbject Industries’ Adam McKay and Todd Schulman. Serial Productions’ Chana Joffe-Walt, Julie Snyder, Alissa Shipp, and Sarah Koenig will also be serving as executive producers as well as 3 Arts Entertainment’s Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry. HooRae’s Sara Rastogi is also set as a producer.
The project marks Rae and McKay’s latest collaboration with HBO, who have respectively worked on the network’s popular shows such as Rae’s comedy series Insecure; and McKay’s acclaimed drama series Succession.
The project is the latest addition to McKay’s growing list of HBO projects which includes: a climate anthology series The Uninhabitable Earth; an L.A. Lakers drama; Bong Joon-Ho‘s Parasite limited series; and the upcoming third season of Succession.
Issa Rae is best known for his viral web series titled Awkward Black Girl which premiered on YouTube in 2011. She earned two Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her lead performance in HBO’s comedy-drama Insecure.
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