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Tiffany Haddish, probably mid-”She Ready” dance, on The Tonight Show
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Tiffany Haddish’s breakout year is looking more and more like it’ll last a whole decade. After a late start to her career, Haddish scored a series regular role in The Carmichael Show and TripTank before landing in the Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key action spoof, Keanu. Last year, she published a memoir and released a stand-up special, but it was her star-making turn in Girls Trip that put her in high demand both on and off screen—she’s set to lead multiple films and has already secured a production deal with HBO. With her newfound A-list status, Haddish also recently performed at Seth Rogen’s Hilarity For Charity, and in her rapidly dwindling spare time, has hosted nomination ceremonies, award shows, and Saturday Night Live.

So what’s on the horizon for Haddish, who’s currently starring opposite Tracy Morgan in another Peele joint, The Last O.G. on TBS? Well, after a quick appearance in a new Drake video, Haddish has just revealed the first show to come from her HBO deal. According to Variety, the actress-comedian is executive producing a non-fiction series titled Unsubscribed through her She Ready production company. The series comes from Xosha Roquemore, who currently stars in the Showtime period drama, I’m Dying Up Here, and Maniac and Difficult People writer Danielle Henderson, whom we can also thank for the Feminist Ryan Gosling memes-turned-book. Unsubscribed will offer “an examination of female blackness, beauty, and identity through a behind-the-scenes look at the Instagram hustle.”


There’s no word yet on when production will start, but Haddish won’t have any trouble keeping busy. Not only has she joined the cast of The Lego Movie sequel, but Haddish will also co-star with Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss in the mob drama, The Kitchen. But she’s taking creative control of her projects, too—in addition to batting around ideas with Paul Thomas Anderson, Haddish will also executive produce and star in a new animated series from BoJack Horseman creators Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Lisa Hanawalt. Haddish is set to reunite with Girls Trip director Will Packer on The Temp, which she’s also executive producing. She’s also bolstering the charm quotient of Ike Barinholtz’s directorial debut, The Oath, as both a cast member and executive producer in the dystopian comedy. The standup-turned-sitcom-star has also had success pitching her own ideas—her idea for Limited Partners sparked a bidding war, which Paramount won last fall. 

In other, more immediate Haddish news, she’s currently filming Tyler Perry’s The List, in which she plays a recent parolee who helps her sister track down a catfishing boyfriend. If you can’t wait, though, you can catch Haddish on an all new episode of The Last O.G. tomorrow night, or check out the trailer for Night School, which co-stars Kevin Hart.

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