Big Sean to Star in Lena Waithe’s BET Comedy Series ‘Twenties’

“JoJo” T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore and Gabrielle Graham will also star

BET unveiled the full cast for its upcoming comedy series “Twenties” from creator Lena Waithe on Thursday, which will star rapper Sean “Big Sean” Anderson.

“Good Trouble” alum “JoJo” T. Gibbs is set to star in the eight-episode series as Hattie, a twentysomething queer black girl and aspiring television writer who dreams of glory, but seems incapable of holding down a regular job.

Joining her in the series are “The Last Ship’s” Christina Elmore and “On the Basis of Sex’s” Gabrielle Graham as Hattie’s best friends Marie and Nia, as well as Sophina Brown.

The project was written by Waithe nearly a decade ago and has been in development in one form or another since 2014. Based on Waithe’s web series of the same name, the show is set to debut in early 2020. It joins Waithe’s other series at the network, “Boomerang,” which was recently renewed for a second season.

Waithe will executive produce and co-showrun with “A Different World” alum Susan Fales-Hill. Rishi Rajani and Andrew Coles also serve as executive produce.


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