Tuesday, July 14, 2020

HBO Max Orders Sketch Comedy Created by and Starring Michael Che

HBO Max has today given a series order to an untitled original sketch comedy series created by and starring Saturday Night Live's Michael Che. The first season will produce six episodes.

Each episode of the show will tackle a theme or incident, using sketches or vignettes to illustrate what it feels like to experience that event as a Black person. It's less about being "right" and more about being honest, even at the risk of being controversial.

Che will executive produce with Lorne Michaels and Erin Doyle. Universal Television and Broadway Video will produce.

"I'm really excited to be working on this show with HBO Max," said Che. "It's a project I've been thinking about for a while and we have a lot of sketches we want to shoot, so please wear your masks so that we can go into production."

"Michael brings a distinct comedic perspective as he illustrates the uncomfortable truths across multiple topics," added Suzanna Makkos, Executive Vice President of Original Comedy and Animation, HBO Max. "We look forward to sharing his unique vision and necessary point of view with our audiences."

"Che is an amazing talent and comic voice and, of course, another opportunity to collaborate with Broadway Video and my friend Lorne is an added benefit," said Kevin Reilly, Chief Content Officer, HBO Max.