My heart is so full today. Grateful that TBS believed in me and this show. I'm gonna keep fighting to get it on TV so ya'll can see all my blood, sweat, and tears. I REALLY want ya'll to meet Hattie and her crew. #Twenties https://t.co/MpQrWN6PBU— Lena Waithe (@LenaWaithe) February 14, 2018
– TBS has ordered a pilot for Lena Waithe's comedy series Twenties, once described it as a "Master of None about life in my 20's, set in LA." Lena wrote and created the original Twenties pilot, which was split into four parts online a few years ago.
– The single-camera project follows a queer black girl named Hattie and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who “spend most of their days talking s–t and chasing their dreams,” per the official logline.
– Waithe said, “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.”
– Lena won the 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy series for her critically lauded Master of None Thanksgiving episode, revolving around her character Denise coming to terms with her sexuality and family. She also produced the 2014 film Dear White People and is an actress in the upcoming Ready Player One.
ONTD, are you happy for Lena?
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