A new comedy series with connections to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has been picked up by HBO. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the pay cable channel gave a series order to “Brothers in Atlanta,” from “SNL” mastermind Lorne Michaels.
“SNL” alum Maya Rudolph will have a role on the show, as will Jaden Smith.
“Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin will write, executive produce and star in the show, which centers on struggling entertainers and best friends Langston and Moose trying to navigate life in the black Mecca of Atlanta,” THR reports. “Riddle will play Langston, an Atlanta native whose DJ career has stalled due to his lack of focus and his get-rich-quick schemes. Salahuddin portrays Moose, a new Atlanta resident and perennial backup singer who dreams of the spotlight, but has a tendency to put his foot in his mouth.”
Rudolph will reportedly play an R&B diva from the 1990s who is also Moose’s boss.