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Natasha Rothwell to Write and Star in Hulu Comedy ‘How to Die Alone’

Natasha Rothwell is putting out on her personal.

The Insecure and White Lotus alum will star in, write and co-showrun How to Die Alone, a comedy that has been ordered straight to collection at Hulu. The mission hails from Onyx Collective, the Tara Duncan-led studio targeted on underrepresented voices, and ABC Signature and stems from an total cope with each that Rothwell signed earlier this 12 months.

Hulu and Onyx say How to Die Alone will observe Melissa (Rothwell), “a fat, black, neurotic woman who has never been in love. After a comical brush with death, she refuses to settle for anything less than the life she wants, catapulting her on a journey to becoming ‘100 percent that bitch’ in real life by any means necessary.”

Rothwell and Vera Santamaria (Hulu’s Pen15) function co-showrunners on How to Die Alone. Both will exec produce alongside Desiree Akhaven (The Bisexual). The mission is the primary to come back from Rothwell’s Big Hattie Productions at Onyx and ABC Signature.

Die Alone marks a turning level for Rothwell as she strikes from the supporting to steer function after her Emmy-nominated flip within the first season of Mike White’s Emmy-winning anthology The White Lotus. Her credit embody Wonka and Disney’s upcoming animated function Wish. She’s greatest identified for her collection common function on HBO’s Insecure, on which she had a collection common function and doubled as a author and producer. Her writing credit additionally embody Saturday Night Live and on-screen gigs in Love, Simon in addition to Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Wonder Woman 1984. She’s repped by CAA, Edna Cowan Management and Jackoway Austen.

Santamaria is with CAA, Meridian Artists and Morris Yorn.

Onyx Collective was launched final 12 months by Duncan, who additionally serves as president of Disney’s younger-skewing cable community Freeform. Since its launch, Duncan has recruited a formidable group of expertise with total offers together with Rothwell, Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi) and Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny, amongst others. Onyx, whose originals stream solely on Hulu, not too long ago launched its first scripted drama, the Kerry Washington-produced Reasonable Doubt and in addition counts The Hair Tales, The Plot and Unprisoned.



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