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HBO Max orders a new sketch show starred by Michael Che

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 02: Michael Che performs on the Bill Graham Stage during Clusterfe(Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)

Michael Che, known as one of Saturday Night Live stars, will have his sketch show on HBO Max.

HBO’s new streaming service revealed that it has just ordered a series (as yet untitled) from comedian Lorne Michael and Universal Television. The series will have six episodes initially. Each episode will develop a theme or issue such as unemployment, police brutality, or romantic relationships from the perspective of Black people. The show will use sketches and vignettes to illustrate these situations, and to this, we must add the touch that only Michael Che can give.

In the HBO Max statement, those responsible for the new project said that being right and being honest about the issues the show is going to deal with is worth all the risk of being controversial.

Che’s comic material is characterized by satirizing how Black people are left behind by the system most of the time. “I’m very excited to be working with HBO Max on this show,” the comedian said. “I’ve been thinking about this project for a while now, and I have a lot of material ready to record, so please all of you wear your masks so that we can soon start the production process.”

HBO Max’s Chief Content Officer Kevin Reilly added that Che is a talented comedian and an important voice, so they didn’t hesitate to begin the collaboration that will bring this series to life.

We still don’t have a release date. The show has not even gone into production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we can expect details and even a preview as soon as the filming process is complete.

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