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.