Lena Waithe Producing How to Make Love to a Black Woman Comedy Pilot

Lena Waithe. Photo: Randy Shropshire/WireImage/Getty Images

Emmy-winning writer and The Chi creator Lena Waithe has a new comedy project in the works. Showtime announced this week that Waithe is executive producing a comedy pilot as part of her first-look deal with the network, and its title is a mouthful: How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Sh*t). The show, created by The Chi writer Casallina “Cathy” Kisakye, would take on the format of a half-hour anthology series that “unfolds a new collection of characters in an authentic world, telling stories about connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing — and harrowingly comic — sexual secrets.”

“Cathy’s script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable — it’s the kind of script that doesn’t come around very often,” Waithe said on the project. “I’m honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can’t wait for the world to see it.”

Meanwhile, Waithe’s other Showtime project, The Chi, returns to the network for its second season on Sunday, April 7.

Lena Waithe Producing Showtime Anthology Comedy Pilot