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Issa Rae Stages Strong Comeback After Max Cancellations

Issa Rae Stages Strong Comeback After Max Cancellations

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After being hit with the disappointing cancellation of Issa Rae‘s “Rap Sh!t” series in January, a light at the end of the tunnel is near. The actress, writer and producer has announced plans for two new TV series, preparing fans for a strong comeback. 

Since HBO Max’s merge with Discovery+, numerous TV shows, particularly those created by Black artists, have been canceled, sparking an indignant wave of social media outrage and devastation. HBO Max has been particularly hard on Rae, cancelling two of her programs in the span of one year. Fortunately, Rae isn’t backing down without a fight. 

Rae is working on two new projects, reassuring her fans that she isn’t going anyway anytime soon. Devoted fans can now breathe easy, especially given Rae is making a double-comeback from her two cut shows, a protest against Hollywood’s consistent cancellation of Black TV shows. 

“You’re seeing very clearly now that our stories are less of a priority,” Rae said in an interview with Net-A-Porter

Rae told Time Magazine one of her new projects is set in an “alternative present” and that the other is a collaboration with Southside creators Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddion, who also had their show chopped on HBO Max. This project will focus on corporate America, perhaps a result of Rae’s disappoint in corporate Hollywood. 

“I’ve never seen Hollywood this scared and clueless, and at the mercy of Wall Street,” Rae also told Time Magazine. 

While she has yet to detail more of her projects, fans can curb their anticipation through Rae’s next Spider-Verse film, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, set to be released this year. The star will reprise her iconic role as Spider Woman in the movie. 

Rae’s fans also continue to support her as always, especially when she shined on the SAG Awards’ red carpet, having been nominated twice for best cast in American Fiction and Barbie. She and actor Glen Powell presented the award for best female lead in television series/movie. 

Issa Rae & Glen Powell in black and white at the 30th SAG Awards
Issa Rae and Glen Powell at the 30th SAG awards. The two co-presented the award for an outstanding female actor in a comedy series. (SAG/Netflix).

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