Dream Team of Jaboukie Young-White and Issa Rae To Produce ‘The Gangs All Queer’ on HBO

The dream team of Jaboukie Young-White and Issa Rae are teaming up for a new queer themed show at HBO called The Gangs All Queer.

Deadline: HBO has put in development a half-hour series based on Vanessa R. Panfil’s book The Gang’s All Queer: The Lives of Gay Gang Members, from Jaboukie Young-White (The Daily Show) and Issa Rae and her Hoorae productions. Written by Young-White, in the Untitled Gang’s All Queer Project, grieving a gang-related death, a closeted twenty-something in Chicago ditches college to find reckless closure.

The Gang’s All Queer book was published in 2017 by New York University Press.


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Young-White, a stand-up comic, joined The Daily Show in 2018 as Senior Youth Correspondent. He has written for Netflix’s American Vandal and served as story editor on season three of the streaming service’s animated series Big Mouth. Rae’s Hoorae is producing Sweet Life: Los Angeles, a new unscripted series from Rae which looks at young, Black life in South LA, set to premiere this summer. HBO Max also has ordered a reimagined Project Greenlight docuseries headed by Rae. Rae serves as executive producer on HBO’s Insecure, which is heading into its fifth and final season.