HBO has picked up Robin Thede’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show” for a second season, the cable network announced on Tuesday.
“It’s been thrilling to see the audience embrace the characters that Robin, Ashley, Gabrielle and Quinta have brought to life,” said HBO programming boss Amy Gravitt. “We had a blast making this groundbreaking sketch show with Robin, Dime and all of the writers and producers, and I can’t wait to see what next season holds.”
Led by Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson, the comedy debuted earlier this month to largely positive reviews. True to its name, the project is created, written, directed by and stars exclusively black women.
“I just wanted to create a really authentic product, something that was uniquely from our point of view,” Thede said in an interview with TheWrap earlier this month. “I set out to highlight black women living grounded experiences in a magical reality.”
Thede serves as creator, writer, executive producer and star on the project. “Insecure’s” Issa Rae also executive produces via her Issa Rae Productions banner.
Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry of 3 Arts Entertainment, Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch of JAX Media are also executive producers. Lauren Ashley Smith is head writer and co-executive producer. Deniese Davis and Montrel McKay serve as producers for Issa Rae Productions alongside John Skidmore of JAX Media.
The show is currently airing its first season on HBO, with the six-episode run set to conclude on Friday, Sept. 6.