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HBO Orders Comedy Pilot From Larry Wilmore, Issa Rae

Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry will serve as executive producers

HBO has given a green light to “Insecure,” a comedy pilot starring Issa Rae and co-created and written by Rae and Larry Wilmore, an HBO representative tells TheWrap.

“Insecure” focuses on the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman.

Rae has tackled the same themes in her successful webseries, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” which won her a Shorty Award.

Wilmore now has a late-night talk show on Comedy Central, so his involvement with the series is unclear. But, he’s still attached as an executive producer alongside Rae.

Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry will serve as executive producers and 3 Arts will be producing.

Rae’s online content has a proven track record, with more than 20 million views and nearly 200,000 YouTube subscribers.

Glamour Magazine included her in its “35 Under 35” list and Forbes’s added her to its “30 Under 30.” She’s also been named one of Rolling Stone’s 23 Funniest people in America.

Rae’s book, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” a collection of essays, is being released on February 10, by Simon & Schuster.