Issa Rae is working on a comedy for HBO about a bisexual black man’s dating life, according to Deadline.
The series, titled “Him or Her,” will explore “the distinctly different worlds and relationships he finds himself in.” Rae will serve as executive producer. Former “Daily Show” writer Travon Free created the series which is based on his own experiences dating as a bisexual black man.
“I was immediately drawn in to the concept from his initial pitch and am SO grateful that he’s trusting us with his vision,” Rae told the Huffington Post.
She is also developing a second series, “Sweet Life,” which will follow the lives of rich black teens in the “black Beverly Hills” neighborhood of Windsor Hills, Los Angeles. Back in August, Rae pitched the idea on social media calling the show a “90210 for black kids.”
Rae has also said she is considering including a LGBT storyline in the next season of her Golden Globe-nominated series “Insecure.”
“It’s just figuring out the right way to do that. I think so many other shows are doing a great job without feeling like it’s shoehorned and it fits in naturally. For us, it’s just about finding the most natural way. There’s so many topics we wanted to explore but, at the end of the day, we are just trying to tell a good story without anything feeling forced. It’s something I’d love to tackle. We almost did it this season but it didn’t fit within the story we were trying to tell. Hopefully, we’ll see what season three will hold,” Rae told BET.