Quinta Brunson, Gabrielle Dennis and Ashley Nicole Black will star in a new half-hour sketch comedy series along with creator Robin Thede and executive producer Issa Rae.
Considered to be the first sketch comedy written by, directed by, and starring black women, A Black Lady Sketch Show will feature a core cast of black women along with featured celebrity guests.
As if Thede and Rae weren’t enough, the show boasts an impressive roster of writers and comedians:
Lauren Ashley Smith, head writer on BET’s The Rundown with Robin Thede, will hold the same position on A Black Lady Sketch Show, along with co-executive producing.
Ashley Nicole Black is a three-time Emmy nominee for her work as a writer and correspondent on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Gabrielle Dennis starred in the UPN/BET dramedy The Game, along with roles in Rosewood, Luke Cage and The Bobby Brown Story.
Finally, Quinta Brunson is known for her viral Instagram and web series and was also cast in the CW pilot The End of the World as We Know It last year. She has a CBS series in the works produced by Larry Wilmore and co-starring Jermaine Fowler.
There’s still no word yet about when the HBO series will premiere, but we’re on the lookout for this one!