Everything We Know About Issa Rae's New Show

Throughout Issa Rae's decade-long career, we've witnessed her creative empire grow tremendously. Since her 2011 debut as the relatable and quirky J in her web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, Rae has established herself not just in Hollywood, but as a household name. In 2016, the multi-hyphenate talent released her critically acclaimed HBO series Insecure

Clearly, Rae's vision for the series didn't fall short of expectations — Just a year after Insecure's debut, the American Film Institute named the show one of the top 10 television programs of 2017. Heading into its fifth season, Insecure won one Emmy and earned a number of nominations. Additionally, viewers could look forward to engaging in entertaining discourse that the show sparked every Sunday on social media. 

With all the success Rae has amassed so far, we are pressed to know what will be her next move. Luckily for fans of the California native, she is already cooking up her next hit. Here are all the details we know about Issa Rae's new show.

Issa Rae is joining forces with the City Girls for her new show

To the disappointment of Insecure fans everywhere, season 5 was confirmed to be the series' last in early January 2021. Issa Rae told Deadline that she and co-creator Prentice Penny "always planned to tell this story through five seasons," but acknowledged the support of the viewers for making their goal come to fruition. "I feel blessed beyond measure to bring our characters' stories to an end, on-screen at least."

Despite the sad news, Rae's fans can look forward to her next project. In February 2021, the Little star announced on Twitter that she landed a half-hour show on HBO Max titled Rap Sh*t: "Wrote a new show for @HBOMax! One of my favorite writers, the hilarious [Syreeta Singleton] is showrunning and my favorite group, CITY GIRLS are co-EP's! Miami here we come!"

As Rae mentioned, she's tapping in Yung Miami and JT of the City Girls to be co-executive producers on the show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rap Sh*t tells the story of two Miami friends reuniting to form a rap group, a parallel to the "Jobs" rappers' real-life narrative. City Girls expressed their gratitude for the opportunity on Instagram, writing, "We can't wait for y'all to see what we've been working on. Thank you so much @issarae @reetafajita." As of this post, there is no scheduled release date. However, casting is underway, as production for the series is slated to begin in summer 2021, per Essence. We can't wait to tune in!