While other YouTubers are still living with their parents, begging subscribers for money, my fave is now developing a comedy series with Lena Waith who will serve as an executive producer for the show on HBO..
According to Variety.com:
The untitled project is described as a surreal dark comedy that follows Greg, a 20-something sarcastic gay black man navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City while struggling to wrap his head around his undiagnosed clinical depression.
Kid Fury, whose given name is Gregory A. Smith, will serve as writer and co-executive producer on the series with Waithe executive producing. Chloe Pisello, David Martin, Jon Thoday, and Richard Allen-Turner of Avalon Television will also executive produce. Jason Kim will co-executive produce.
The project marks the latest in a string of projects Waithe has in the works. It was recently announced that her latest script, “Queen & Slim,” will go into production in January starring Daniel Kaluuya for Universal. Waithe also serves as executive producer and writer of the upcoming series “Twenties” at TBS.
Just last week, Waithe–who won an Emmy last year for her writing on “Master of None”–inked a first-look deal at Showtime, which airs her critically-acclaimed drama series “The Chi.” She is also an executive producer on the horror anthology series “THEM,” which has received a two-season order at Amazon.
Congratulations to Kid Fury and Lena, well deserved…. He has always been one of my faves….. Since the Youtube days!