( 📸: Max )
Cousins! As Hollywood actors, writers and creatives continue to protest in hopes of being presented with a fair contract, another series summer premiere has been added to the long list of delays!
According to Variety, Issa Rae’s highly anticipated season two return of “Rap Sh!t” has been rescheduled just one week prior to its August 10th premiere. Reports read that the Max original will premiere on November 9th, airing two episodes per week until their finale in late December.
Sources state that “Rap Sh!t” is amongst other television shows that have been delayed due to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The labor union representing writers are currently awaiting for a new deal to be proposed on behalf of major studios.
Until a common ground is reached actors are completely banned from promoting upcoming projects along with limited press opportunities for writers.
It has been stated that the new series premier date has been pushed back to November in hopes of the strike being solved. In “Rap Sh!t” case they are hopeful that Warner Bros. Discovery will be resolved and actors will be able to help generate a buzz surrounding the show.
“Rap Sh!t” follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna (Aida Osman) and Mia (KaMillion), who reunite to form a rap group and are forced to decide if they will stay true to themselves or conform to the demands of the music industry, reports Variety.
Issa Rae is named as the creator and executive producer of “Rap Sh!t” alongside showrunner Syreeta Singleton of Hoorae’s Montrel McKay; 3 Arts Entertainment’s Jonathan Berry and Dave Becky; and Jim Kleverweis. Yung Miami and JT of the hip-hop duo City Girls co-executive produce along with Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas for Quality Control Films and Sara Diya Rastogi and Jax Clark for Hoorae. Rae’s audio content company Raedio handles music supervision for the series.