*“Nice White Parents” is the latest podcast to get the TV treatment.
Following a bidding war with the Obamas’ production company and Netflix, HBO secured the rights to adapt the five-part New York Times and Serial Productions podcast as a half-hour comedy. Issa Rae will executive produce through her Hoorae banner.
The“Nice White Parents”podcast launched in July and, according to THR, “is described as 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 New York public school system.”
Adam McKay and his Hyperobject Industries partner Todd Schulman will also exec produce.
“Nice White Parents” is Rae’s latest project with HBO, where her production company is housed. In addition to “Insecure,” she also exec produces HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show” and is attached to star in and EP “The Dolls” based on Cabbage Patch craze in the 1980s. Watch a scene from one such riot below.
According to THR, the series “will recount the aftermath of the Christmas Eve riots within two small Arkansas towns in 1983 in which violent customer outbursts erupted over Cabbage Patch Dolls,” the outlet writes.
In related news, Rae will make her “Sesame Street” debut on Thursday’s episode, playing a queen who can’t find enough bricks to build a play castle for her daughter.
“Sesame Street’s 51st season debuted Nov. 12 on HBO Max