A docu-series about Black Twitter will probably be coming to Hulu quickly!
In keeping with Deadline, Onyx Collective has lately picked up two tasks from twentieth Tv. One is a comedy sequence starring actress Gabourey Sidibe and the opposite is a docu-series about Black Twitter.
The three-part sequence is predicated on Jason Parham’s ‘A People’s Historical past Of Black Twitter’ and can observe “the rise, the movements, the voices and the memes that made Black Twitter an influential and dominant force.”
In Parham’s story, he tells how black Twitter got here to life as an entertaining hashtag in 2009.
“It was the [Sept. 6, 2009] at exactly 4:25 pm, when [Ashley] Weatherspoon logged on to Twitter and wrote, ‘#uknowurblackwhen u cancel plans when its raining,” Parham stated. “The hashtag spread like wildfire. Within two hours, 1.2 percent of all Twitter correspondence revolved around Weatherspoon’s hashtag, as Black users riffed on everything from car rims to tall tees. It was the viral hit she was after—and confirmation of a rich fabric being threaded together across the platform. Here, in all its melanated glory, was Black Twitter.”
In addition, the leisure firm additionally snagged ‘Insecure’ govt producer Prentice Penny to direct the sequence.
“For those who know me you know how much love, respect, fear, and admiration I have for #BlackTwitter so I can’t be more excited and scared to a doc about the culture – just remember I’m doing this in love,” Penny tweeted.
For many who know me you know the way a lot love, respect, worry, and admiration I’ve for #BlackTwitter so I can’t be extra excited and scared to a doc concerning the tradition – simply keep in mind im doing this in love pic.twitter.com/4Ys6B2HOjL
— Prentice Penny (aka Charcuterie Papi) (@The_A_Prentice) January 15, 2023
The particulars of the sequence haven’t been launched simply but, however followers can in all probability count on to see a few of their outdated tweets hit the large display.