Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The Chi creator—Lena Waithe—is slowing building her empire one series at a time. The Emmy winner is teaming up TBS for a new pilot project titled, Twenties.

According to S&A, the series will follow “the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking shit and chasing their dreams. It’s a show about friendship, finding love, and messing everything up along the way.”

“I wrote Twenties back in 2009. 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,” said Waithe.

Twenties will be executive produced by Waithe through her Hillman Grad Productions.

Stay tuned…

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