HBO (and Robin Thede) will be serving up more laughs with “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” renewed Monday for a third season.
Thede, the creator, showrunner, executive producer, writer and star of the Emmy-nominated narrative comedy show, said making the show has been a dream come true. “I’m honored to continue our incredible series and wonderful partnership with HBO, Issa Rae, JAX Media and our entire producing team,” she added in a statement.
Season 1, which debuted in August 2019, received three Primetime Emmy nods, including outstanding variety sketch series, directing for a variety series and guest actress in a comedy series (Angela Bassett). Season 2, which recently premiered, once again features a core cast of Black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations.
“Robin continues to break new ground in the world of sketch comedy. She delivered a hilariously sharp second season, and we’re looking forward to seeing where Robin, Issa Rae and the ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ team take us in Season 3,” Amy Gravitt, EVP of HBO Comedy Programming said.
“I can’t wait to push the show even further in Season 3 and to keep delivering the laugh out loud content our audience loves to see,” Thede added. “I see this show as a budding comedy institution, where Black women can play fully-realized, non-stereotypical characters and I am so grateful for the opportunity to continue to create that space for today’s premiere comedians.”
Executive producers alongside Thede include Issa Rae for Hoorae; Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry for 3 Arts Entertainment; and Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch for JAX Media. Lauren Ashley Smith serves as head writer and co-executive producer, and Deniese Davis and Montreal McKay produce for Hoorae. John Skidmore produces for JAX Media.
The second season finale will air on Friday, May 28. All episodes are currently available to stream on HBO Max.
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