Keke Palmer, Jermaine Crawford, and Amy Aniobi are developing comedy series Unfriendly Black Hotties at HBO Max. The trio will co-write and executive produce the series.
The series is a “comedic satire exploring Gen-Z’s weaponization of political correctness told through the eyes of four high school girls.” No word on if Palmer, Crawford, or Aniobi will also star in the series.
“Unfriendly Black Hotties” is a co-production between HBO Max (which Aniobio has an overall deal with along with HBO) and Entertainment One which Palmer is currently under an overall deal with as well.
Aniobi is executive producing under her SuperSpecial Inc. banner. Her credits include being the writer and producer-turned-executive producer of Issa Rae’s Insecure. As well as the showrunner, head writer, and executive producer of the HBO series “2 Dope Queens” starring Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson. Lenoria Addison will also executive produce along with Big Boss Entertainment and SuperSpecial’s Aanch Khaneja.
Coined with the nicknames that include terms such as “keeping and/or getting a bag” in them, Keke Palmer is an actress, singer-songwriter, producer, and television host. Her recent credits include Jordan Peele’s Nope, Hustlers, Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, Big Mouth, and Insecure.
Crawford is best known for his work in front of the camera, most notably starring as Duquan in the hit HBO series “The Wire.” He again partnered with the team behind “The Wire” on the HBO limited series “We Own This City” in 2022. His other TV roles include “Person of Interest” and “The Get Down.” Should “Unfriendly Black Hotties” go to series, it would mark his first TV writing credit.
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