With the upcoming fifth season of Insecure being its last, the show’s creator and star Issa Rae is heading into the world of unscripted TV for her next show.
Sweet Life: Los Angeles, which is being produced for HBO Max, “gives an honest and unique look into what it means to be young, Black, and in constant pursuit of one’s dreams in the heart of South Los Angeles.” The official synopsis expands on this, and details that the show “follows a group of young, strong-willed, ambitious Black friends showcasing their relatable, authentic and sometimes stumbling mid-20s moments as they embrace the joy and struggles of love and family, while building their careers as tastemakers and influencers in the city where they grew up.”
“We’re so proud to present a grounded and fun slice of young Black LA life,” Rae said in a statement. “We hope the HBO Max audience will relate to and fall in love with this group of friends as much as we have.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Issa Rae on this fun, dynamic series about a real group of friends and their unique, yet intertwined experiences in South Los Angeles, which has a one-of-a-kind culture that deserves a spotlight all its own,” assed Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice president of non-fiction and live-action family at HBO Max.
The show is executive produced by Rae, Montrel McKay, Jimmy Fox, Sheri Maroufkhani, Leola Westbrook, Sun de Graaf, Rajah Ahmed, and Pyongson “Sunny” Yim, with Sara Rastogi and Ashley Calloway on board as producers.