How to Be Black, Baratunde Thurston’s comic memoir, is being turned into an animated series by producers behind the network’s hit sitcom Black-ish.
In the book, Thurston (image above, left) recounts his upbringing and experiences as a Black man in America. The adaptation is being developed by Black-ish showrunner Courtney Lilly (image above, right) and executive producers Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland.
The series comes from Disney’s 20th Television Animation and ABC Signature, with which Lilly has an overall deal. ABC is also owned by Disney, and if the show makes it into production, it would mark ABC’s first primetime animated series since the short-lived The Goode Family back in 2009.