SHOWTIME

Lena Waithe to Produce the Comedy ‘How to Make Love to a Black Woman’

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Photo by: Vera Anderson

By: Amadi Taylor

Lena Waithe will executive produce a comedy pilot with Showtime called, How to Love Black Women (Who May Be Working Through Some S–t), according to TVLine.

 

The writer of the half-hour anthology series, Cassalina “Cathy” Kisakye will follow multiple characters each week, “telling stories about connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing — and harrowingly comic — sexual secrets,” per the network’s official description.

 

“Cathy’s script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable — it’s the kind of script that doesn’t come around very often,” Waithe said in a statement. “I’m honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can’t wait for the world to see it.”

 

The Emmy Award winner was offered a first-look deal with Showtime. Lena also executive produces and created the drama, The Chi.

“With How to Make Love, I’m thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient and relatable,” Kisakye, who’s also a writer on the upcoming second season of Amazon’s Homecoming, added. “Thank you to Lena and the entire team at Showtime for believing in this project.”