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.
I have a show
about a 13-ft tall Black man who lives in Oakland.
It’s called I’m A Virgo.
Jharrel Jerome is playing the lead.
I’m doing this w Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res. We haven’t decided on the network/streamer.
It’ll be dark, absurd, hilarious, and important. pic.twitter.com/pzOGDxMaaO
— Boots Riley (@BootsRiley) June 22, 2020
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