HBO Max & Michael Che Partnership
Michael Che inked a deal at HBO Max the six-episode order is an untitled sketch comedy.
Each episode of the project will center on a theme or incident — such as police brutality, unemployment or falling in love — and will use sketches and vignettes to illustrate those experiences from a Black perspective. “It’s less about being ‘right’ and more about being honest, even at the risk of being controversial,” the logline reads.
“I’m really excited to be working on this show with HBO Max,” Che said in a statement. “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.”
Added Suzanna Makkos, HBO Max’s executive vice president of original comedy and animation, “Michael brings a distinct comedic perspective as he illustrates the uncomfortable truths across multiple topics. We look forward to sharing his unique vision and necessary point of view with our audiences.”
Che will also serve as an executive producer alongside SNL‘s Lorne Michaels and Erin Doyle.