BET Orders Lena Waithe Comedy

Lena Waithe. Photo by David Buchan/REX/Shutterstock (9657729cx)

BET and Lena Waithe are teaming up on anther project. 

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the comedy series, Twenties, originally developed at TBS as a pilot, is moving forward at Viacom’s BET. 

The eight-episode half-hour series was created and written by Waithe when she was in her early 20s. It follows the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie, and her two straight best friends, Marie and Nia, who spend most of their days talking ‘ish’ and chasing their dreams.

Twenties has been a project I’ve been dreaming about for as long as I can remember. I think a lot of people were interested but didn’t see the vision. I’m so grateful Scott Mills and Connie Orlando did. I couldn’t be more excited to deepen my relationship with BET. I know audiences have been waiting a long time for this one,” said Waithe.

“BET Networks is thrilled to partner once again with the creative visionary Lena Waithe on both Boomerang and Twenties as she is without a doubt a leading relevant voice of our generation and a disruptor in her own right,” said Connie Orlando, head of Programming, BET Networks. “BET is committed to the elevation of inclusive and authentic storytelling that viewers continue to expect from the brand.”