Wyatt Cenac is heading to HBO next year with his own late night show. The network announced today it’s ordered a 10-episode comedic docu-series starring Cenac with Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made in America), John Oliver, Diane Fitzgerald (Last Week Tonight) and Hallie Haglund (Daily Show) – who will also serve as head writer – attached to executive produce alongside Cenac. The untitled half-hour series “will take a satirical look at social and cultural issues from Cenac’s unique perspective. Rather than sit behind a desk, he will undertake a journey to understand some of the big issues of the moment and investigate real-world solutions.” The show will debut on HBO sometime in Spring 2018.
“While my initial ask to play one of Molly’s love interests on Insecure was rejected, this is a nice consolation,” said Cenac on the news. John Oliver added: “Wyatt is one of the smartest, funniest, most curious people I know. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with.”