HBO Max has put into development a one-hour drama titled ‘Afro.Punks,’ which is a coming-of-age series curated by writer Jenina Kibuka, Gabrielle Union, and Holly Shakoor Fleischer.
The new series will follow three teenage misfits on the brink of rebellion as they navigate life, love, and Afro-Punk. Sony Pictures T.V. will be the studio of choice for production. Anton Cropper, (‘L.A.’s Best,’ ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Jessica Jones’), is connected to direct and executive produce. Gabrielle Union will serve as executive producer on the potential series.
Kibuka was a staff writer on ‘Insatiable,’ which aired for one season on Netflix. Kibuka is additionally a writer on Starz’s upcoming strip club drama ‘P-Valley.’ Union brought Cropper aboard the project based on their relationship on ‘L.A.’s Finest,’ on which Union stars and Cropper executive produces and directs. Cropper’s previous directing-producing credits include ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Mixed-ish,’ ‘Suits,’ and ‘Jessica Jones.’