HBO Orders Comedy Pilot From ‘The Nightly Show’s’ Larry Wilmore & Issa Rae

HBO has greenlight a pilot from “The Nightly Show” host Larry Wilmore and YouTube star Issa RaeVariety has confirmed.

“Insecure,” starring Rae, is a half-hour comedy about the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American.

The project was previously in development at HBO back in 2013, before Wilmore landed “The Nightly Show” gig with Comedy Central.

Wilmore and Rae penned the pilot. Wilmore is set to serve as exec producer, with Rae co-exec producing.

Rae has garnered over 180,000 subscribers and 20 million views on YouTube with the success of her award-winning hit Web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.”

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