Boots Riley Developing New Series ‘I’m A Virgo’ With Jharrel Jerome in the Lead Role


Boots Riley is seeking to comply with up his darkly comedian, satirical “Sorry to Bother You” with one other Bay Area-set challenge.

The administrators teased through Twitter that he’s growing a brand new sequence titled “I’m A Virgo,” which is able to star “When They See Us” and “Moonlight” alum Jharrel Jerome in the lead position.

Riley says the sequence is a couple of 13-foot Black man who lives in Oakland, describing it as “dark, absurd, hilarious, and important,” all of which might apply to his 2018 large display directorial debut. Precisely the place the sequence will find yourself is but to be determined, as Riley says, nonetheless, given his and Jerome’s involvement, a bidding battle might nicely be on the playing cards.

Riley is growing the sequence in conjunction with Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res, the studio behind Apple’s “The Morning Show” and the upcoming drama “Pachinko,” based mostly on Min Jin Lee’s novel.

Here’s Riley’s tweet saying the improvement information:

“Sorry to Bother You” starred Lakeith Stanfield as Cassius “Cash” Green, a struggling telemarketer whose profession takes off when he begins adopting a “white voice” to talk together with his clients over the telephone. The movie additionally starred Tessa Thompson, Terry Crews, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun and Armie Hammer. It handled themes of gentrification and the fast enlargement of the tech trade in the Bay Area.

Jerome’s different small display credit embrace “Mr. Mercedes” and “Tales.” He received an Emmy final 12 months for enjoying Korey Wise in Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us,” and can subsequent star in “Concrete Cowboys,” a function starring Idris Elba about Black city cowboys in Philadelphia.


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