Lena Waithe Is Changing TV

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Congratulations are in order to writer, producer and comedian Lena Waithe for having her show Twenties picked up by BET and Flavor Unit Productions.

Like many rising stars like Issa Rae, Lena’s series was discovered on YouTube and focuses on the experience of Black women in their twenties navigating society as we know it.  The show will give a largely unheard voice to young Black women with a comedic edge that many shows with Black leads is lacking at this time.

Waithe told Variety the following:

“My goal is to shoot the most amazing pilot possible, but for people to not just love it today but for them also to watch it 20 years from now.”

On top of bringing Twenties to television, she is currently cooking up something with fellow writer/producer Issa Rae, writing for the TV series Bones and she’s also one of the producers behind the upcoming film, Dear White People. It looks like 2014 is a winning year for Lena Waithe and IndustryPlug.com can’t wait to see more!

 

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