Michael Che has gotten a new gig.
It’s been announced that HBO Max has signed on with Michael Che for a new untitled 6 episode sketch series. Check out the official description of the series below.
“Each episode follows a theme or incident, (police brutality, unemployment, falling in love, etc.), and uses sketches and vignettes to illustrate what it feels like to experience this from a black vantage point. It’s less about being “right” and more about being honest, even at the risk of being controversial.”
“Michael brings a distinct comedic perspective as he illustrates the uncomfortable truths across multiple topics” said Suzanna Makkos, Executive Vice President of Original Comedy and Animation for HBO Max, in a statement. “We look forward to sharing his unique vision and necessary point of view with our audiences.”
“I’m really excited to be working on this show with HBO Max” added 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.”
The untitled series is to be produced by Universal TV and Broadway Video with Che, Lorne Michaels, and Erin Doyle serving as Executive Producers.
And while we’re not sure what this news means in regards to Che coming back to SNL next season, he did sort of drop a hint that he might not be on his Instagram last night. When he shared a photo of him and his Weekend Update partner in crime Colin Jost over Zoom, he said “We’re getting the band back together, one last time.” And while that does draw some speculation, with Che, it’s sometimes hard to decipher what is true or not. So it’s all merely speculation at this point. Regardless, this announcement sounds like something unique that has the makings of something good.