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Lena Waithe, writer/producer/actress who inked a first-look deal with Showtime has something new in the works with Cathy Kisakye. Waithe, who is a writer for Showtime’s The Chi will executive produce How To Make Love To A Black Woman alongside Kisakye, and Rishi Rajani. Kisakye is the writer of the pilot.
According to a report, Waithe said she is “thrilled” to tell stories about the women she knows, “who are complicated, passionate, resilient and relatable.” Waithe and Kisakye worked on The Chi together and Waithe is excited to be working with her again. Waithe said, “Cathy’s script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable – it’s the kind of script that doesn’t come around very often.”
Showtime Networks President of Entertainment, Gary Levine said, “working with Lena is the gift that keeps on giving. We signed our first-look deal with her so that she could bring authentic and talented new voices to Showtime. Cathy’s comedy is raw, relevant, surprising, sexy and fun, and we are very excited about making it.”
Are you excited about this new pilot, How To Make Love To A Black Woman, will you be watching? No details on when it’ll be released but we’ll keep you posted!
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