Lena Waithe’s ‘Twenties’ Comedy Gets Pilot Order from TBS

Lena Waithe

Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Lena Waithe will be pretty busy this year and we’re here for all of it. Her phenomenal Showtime series The Chi was recently renewed for a second season and her Hillman Grad Productions comedy Twenties just received a pilot order from TBS. The script, originally written by Waithe in 2009, will center on the life of Hattie, a queer Black girl, and her two straight besties Marie and Nia. “I always wanted to tell a story where a queer black woman was the protagonist and I’m so grateful to TBS for giving me a platform to tell this story. Queer black characters have been the sidekick for long enough, it’s time for us to finally take the lead,” she was quoted as saying.

We’ll keep you updated on all things Twenties as stories develop.

Congratulations again to the more than deserving Lena Waithe on all this amazing success.

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