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SHOWTIME SIGNS EMMY® AWARD WINNER LENA WAITHE TO FIRST-LOOK DEAL

Creator Of THE CHI To Develop Projects In Comedy And Drama For The Network

LOS ANGELES – July 24, 2018 – Emmy-winning writer and producer Lena Waithe (THE CHI) has signed a first-look with SHOWTIME, expanding her relationship with the network that launched her first series as a creator and executive producer. Waithe will work with SHOWTIME on comedy and drama projects that she both writes and produces through her company Hillman Grad Productions. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks.



“We fell in love with Lena’s voice when we ordered her pilot for THE CHI three years ago, and we have watched in awe at her powerful impact on our industry and our culture,” said Levine. “Lena is a force of nature and we are delighted that the force will be with us as she makes SHOWTIME her home.”

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