Boots Riley Announces Jharrel Jerome-Starring TV Series 'I'm a Virgo'

“About a 13-ft tall Black man who lives in Oakland.”

By
Entertainment
1,490 Hypes 2 Comments

Boots Riley is following up his cult hit Sorry to Bother You (2018) with a new project titled I’m a Virgo. The TV series will see Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight, When They See Us) play the lead character, whom Riley describes as a “13-ft tall Black man who lives in Oakland.” The multi-hyphenate wrote that the show will “be dark, absurd, hilarious, and important,” noting that it’s being created alongside Michael Ellenburg’s production company Media Res. Where I’m a Virgo will end up has yet to be revealed, but given the involvement of Riley and Jerome (who notably starred as Korey Wise in Ava Duvernay‘s When They See Us), a bidding war between studios isn’t far-fetched.


Last week, Boots Riley and Noname sat down to discuss revolutions, radical approaches to art, and the Black Lives Matter movement for Haymarket Books’ “This is an Uprising!” event.

For more entertainment news, watch the trailer for Disney+’s Hamilton live-action feature.

Read Full Article

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

100 Users Online

What to Read Next

Music Executives and Managers of Pharrell, Future and More Launch Black Music Action Coalition
Music 

Music Executives and Managers of Pharrell, Future and More Launch Black Music Action Coalition

Created to address “racial inequities” in the music business.

Disney+ Delivers Trailer for 'Hamilton' Live-Action Feature
Entertainment

Disney+ Delivers Trailer for 'Hamilton' Live-Action Feature

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical arrives on July 3.

SwaVay Lays Claim to Atlanta's Hip-Hop Throne in Visual for "YaYa"
Music

SwaVay Lays Claim to Atlanta's Hip-Hop Throne in Visual for "YaYa"

“I’m the new king of the city.”


Michael Keaton in Talks to Appear as Batman in 'Flash' Movie
Entertainment

Michael Keaton in Talks to Appear as Batman in 'Flash' Movie

As the film will reportedly deal with time travel and multiple dimensions.

Stress Testing the New Land Rover Defender in Namibia
Automotive

Stress Testing the New Land Rover Defender in Namibia

Submitting the off-road SUV to three days of rocks, sand, and mud in the Kaokoland wilderness.

Knxwledge Release Two New '10,000 Proof' and 'Koko EP' Projects
Music

Knxwledge Release Two New '10,000 Proof' and 'Koko EP' Projects

He also had two releases on Bandcamp.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.