The star of web series "Awkward Black Girl" and HBO's October 2016 launch "Insecure" has tied up a two-year deal with the network.
The deal means that Rae will help develop HBO programming across its stable of distribution channels, with a special focus on diversity -- exciting news as, per Deadline, Rae has figured in watchlists compiled by Forbes, Rolling Stone, People and Glamour.
The New York Film Academy grad won a Shorty award for "The Misadventures Awkward Black Girl," which has gone on to inspire an essay collection of the same name, as well as "Insecure," which Rae is writing with Emmy award winner Larry Wilmore, previously of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show and his own Nightly Show.
She has also produced, co-produced, or executive produced on a host of series including "First," "Black Actress," and "Roomieloverfriends."
On this evidence, HBO is evidently pleased with progress on "Insecure," which debuts October 9. Rae and Yvonne Orji co-star.