Elizabeth Banks, Issa Rae, Mindy Kaling Line Up Comedies at HBO Max

A high school series based on DC Comics characters, a comedy about a female rap group from Miami, and a single-cam about three 18-year-old college freshman

Last Updated: October 29, 2019 @ 4:16 PM

HBO Max has new projects in development from Elizabeth Banks, Issa Rae and Mindy Kaling, WarnerMedia announced at its big streaming event on Tuesday.

Banks is developing “DC Super Hero High,” a half-hour comedy based on DC Comics characters about a group of students “experiencing the fun and drama of adolescence at a boarding school for gifted kids,” according to the show’s official description. “These teens are just trying to navigate the pressures of high school, but none of them realize that someday they will become legendary DC Super Heroes.”

“Fuller House” alum Scott Weinger is attached to the project as writer and executive producer, alongside Banks and Max Handelman of her Brownstone Productions banner, John D. Beck and Ron Hart. Brownstone’s Dannah Shinder is co- executive producer.

“Insecure’s” Issa Rae will write and executive produce the comedy “Rap Sh*t” (working title), which follows a female rap group from outside of Miami trying to make it in the music industry. The series will be executive produced by Rae and Montrel McKay of Issa Rae Productions are executive producers, as well as Jonathan Berry and Dave Becky for 3 Arts Entertainment.

Kaling’s comedy “College Girls,” which centers on three 18-year-old freshman roommates at Evermore College in Vermont, has been given a 13-episode straight-to-series order. Per HBO Max’s description of the series, “these sexually active college girls are equal parts lovable and infuriating.

Kaling will serve as writer, executive producer and showrunner on the series under her overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group. Kaling International will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television. 3 Arts Entertainment’s Howard Klein will also executive produce.

“Elizabeth Banks, Issa Rae and Mindy Kaling are three of the most gifted women in our industry, and are now bringing their impressive, original projects to HBO Max,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max.

“These three incredible talents embody the distinct and diverse voices that will give flight to the quality HBO Max brand promise across all audiences” added Kevin Reilly, chief content officer, HBO Max and president TBS, TNT, and truTV.

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