Kid Fury to Develop HBO Comedy Series With Lena Waithe Producing

Kid Fury is developing a half-hour HBO comedy series that boasts Lena Waithe among its executive producers.

What We Know:

  • The untitled project is described as a surreal dark comedy that follows Greg, a 20-something sarcastic gay black man navigating adulthood and responsibility in New York City while struggling to wrap his head around his undiagnosed clinical depression.
  • Kid Fury, whose given name is Gregory A. Smith, will serve as writer and co-executive producer on the series with Waithe executive producing. Chloe Pisello, David Martin, Jon Thoday, and Richard Allen-Turner of Avalon Television will also executive produce. Jason Kim will co-executive produce.
  • Kid Fury is a comedian and host of the hit podcast “The Read.” The podcast features a queer black perspective on pop culture, politics, and life advice, which has helped it establish a cult following. “The Read” also tours as a live show across the US and Europe, and recently celebrated it’s five year anniversary with a sold-out live show at the Apollo Theater.
  • Kid Fury is repped by Ambitious Minds and WME.

This story was first spotted at Variety.

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