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Jonica T. Gibbs To Star In Lena Waithe’s ‘Twenties’ TBS Series

Jonica T. Gibbs is set to star in Lena Waithe’s forthcoming TBS comedy, “Twenties.” Get the scoop on the cast and the show!

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Jonica T. Gibbs is set to star in “Twenties,” Lena Waithe‘s forthcoming TBS comedy series.

Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham, and Sophina Brown will also star in the highly-anticipated series.

Here’s the scoop on “Twenties” via Deadline:

Twenties follows the adventures of a queer black girl, Hattie (Gibbs), and her two straight best friends, Marie (Elmore) and Nia (Graham), who spend most of their days talking sh-t and chasing their dreams. It’s a show about friendship, finding love, and messing everything up along the way.

Gibbs’ Hattie is described as a naturally beautiful, funny, charming young woman. She’s an aspiring television writer who dreams of glory, but meanwhile seems incapable of holding down a regular job. Not one to sweat the small stuff — like being evicted — Hattie doesn’t let much faze her, and when in doubt or trouble, she turns to her best friends, Nia (Graham) and Marie (Elmore), for help.

She’s a lesbian who always falls for straight women. Out of cash and desperate for a break, Hattie interviews with Ida B. (Brown), a successful African American television writer/producer who calls her out on some shady tweets she made some years prior. But when Ida B. offers Hattie a job as a writer’s PA, Hattie may finally have her foot planted firmly on the ladder of Hollywood success.

Lena said, “Queer black characters have been the sidekick for long enough; it’s time for us to finally take the lead.”

Congrats to Jonica, Christina, Gabrielle, and Sophina on their new roles.

I look forward to watching.

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