“A Black Lady Sketch Show” has been picked up for a second season!
#BlackGirlMagic is in full effect as the HBO comedy sketch series written, directed and starring Black women has been granted a second season. The half-hour program debuted earlier this month, with Robin Thede, Quinta Brunson, Ashley Nicole Black, and Gabrielle Dennis at the forefront. The series was created by Thede, who also writes and produces on the show alongside Issa Rae and Black.
The show also features celebrity guest appearances by Angela Bassett, Lena Waithe, Loretta Devine, Gina Torres, Aja Naomi King and more. “It’s been thrilling to see the audience embrace the characters that Robin, Ashley, Gabrielle, and Quinta have brought to life,” said Amy Gravitt, executive VP of HBO programming. “We had a blast making this groundbreaking sketch show with Robin, Dime [Davis] and all of the writers and producers, and I can’t wait to see what next season holds.”
“Seeing us, Black women, on-screen is political,” Thede told ESSENCE of the show. “That’s all the politics we need. My purpose is to let people see there are so many different types of Black women, and I want them all represented.”