Issa Rae Creates Reality Television Show about Being Black in L.A.


Insecure creator and star Issa Rae has ventured into the world of reality tv; Rae’s new reality series, Sweet Life: Los Angeles, will explore “young Black LA life.”

Premiering this summer on HBO Max, the series gives “an honest and unique look into what it means to be young, Black and in constant pursuit of one’s dreams in the heart of South Los Angeles.”

According to Deadline, “the series follows a group of young, strong-willed, ambitious Black friends showcasing their relatable, authentic and sometimes stumbling mid-20s moments as they embrace the joy and struggles of love and family while building their careers as tastemakers and influencers in the city where they grow up.”

“We’re so proud to present a grounded and fun slice of young Black L.A. Life,” Rae says in a statement. “We hope the HBO Max audience will relate to and fall in love with this group of friends as much as we have.”

Sweet Life: Los Angeles will debut this summer. The reality television series was produced by Rae’s Hooorae Productions, Main Event Media, and All3Media America Company, and Morning Dew Pictures.