Boots Riley went to Instagram to tease his next project, ‘I’m a Virgo, starring Jharrel Jerome.
He didn’t release much details on the new series except that it follows a 13-ft Black Man (Jerome) who lives in Oakland.
He posted the shows’ presumed artwork with the caption that read:
“I have a show about a 13-ft tall Black man who lives in Oakland. It’s called I’m A Virgo. Jharrel Jerome is playing the lead. I’m doing this w Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res. We haven’t decided on the network/streamer. It’ll be dark, absurd, hilarious, and important. (This amazing artwork is by @folklaurel)”
He also answered fans questions in regards to production date and release date. Both are up in the air, with the shooting date on hold due to coronavirus.
The Sorry to Bother You director is doing the series along with Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res. Since 2018, Riley had a script deal with Media Res for a project, though at the time the project details weren’t revealed.
Boots Riley is most known for his 2018 film Sorry To Bother You. Riley wrote and directed the film that was inspired by his own time working as a telemarketer. LaKeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson starred in the film.
Jharrel Jerome has starred in some major films since the start of his career. Jerome starred in Barry Jenkin’s critically acclaimed film, Moonlight.
He also won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for his role as Korey Wise in Ava DuVernay’s Netflix miniseries When They See Us.
As we learn more details on the project we will update you.
Originally read on Vulture.