Issa Rae Set To Produce HBO Documentary On History Of Black Television

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Issa Rae is set to executive produce a two-part documentary with HBO, Variety reported. The doc was announced during HBO’s summer press tour.

The new project called Seen & Heard will explore the history of Black television through the pioneers who wrote, produced, and starred in legendary series of the past and present.

“Black people have such a rich, but often unacknowledged history in Hollywood,” Issa said. “We have defined American culture and influenced generations time and time again across the globe. I’m honored to pair with Ark Media to center and celebrate the achievements of those who paved a way for so many of us to tell our stories on television.”

The documentary will feature interviews of actors, writers, celebrities, and showrunners who comment about the representation of Black storytelling, the magazine reported.

Issa will executive produce the new project alongside Montrel McKay of Issa Rae Productions, Jonathan Berry, and David Becky from 3 Arts Entertainment, and Rachel Dretzin and Esther Were from Ark Media.

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