Emmy-nominated actress Issa Rae and producer, director, writer Adam Mckay are teaming up to develop a new TV series entitled Nice White Parents over at HBO. Originally a podcast series, created by Chana Joffe-Walt and Nikole Hannah-Jones, Nice White Parents is one of the most recent podcast series to make the jump to TV. According to Variety Magazine, the story will be “a satirical look at the conflict and comedy that arise when highly resourced white parents, who claim to have the best intentions, wield their influence over generations of black and brown students within the NY public school system.” Actress Issa Rae is no stranger to HBO, as her hit comedy series Insecure has premiered on the platform for all four seasons. Now Rae and Mackay are teaming up with their respective production companies to bring this podcast to the small screen.
The original podcast is a 5-part series that seems to cast an investigative eye into the NYC education systems by examining the role of white parents, and their decades-long privilege they’ve had at their disposal to give their children the best education possible. Both hailing from comedic backgrounds, both Mckay and Rae are sure to inject the humor, heart, and drama needed to successfully adapt the popular podcast. While the project is still in the early stages of development and has therefore not announced any more information about the project, it has been revealed that Montrel Mckay, Todd Schulman, Chana Joffe-Walt, Julie Snyder, Alissa Shipp, Sarah Koenig, Dave Becky, and Jonathan Berry will executive produce.
While it’ll likely be a while until we see the show on HBO, in the meantime, we can enjoy Issa Rae and Adam Mckay’s work by checking out Insecure and Succession on HBO.