|Photo courtesy of 2 Dope Queens Facebook page|
Jessica Williams (“The Daily Show”, “The Incredible Jessica James”) and Phoebe Robinson’s (“Broad City”) popular podcast “2 Dope Queens” is being adapted into a four-part hour-long television series for HBO!
Launched in 2016, “2 Dope Queens” is a weekly standup and storytelling podcast featuring Robinson and Williams’ stories about sex, romance, race, their hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel.
The comedians, who are also BFFs, will host the series, which will debut on the network next year.
“Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson prove you can be hilarious and socially conscious at the same time,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming in a statement. “We’re looking forward to bringing these very funny, talented women and their unique points of view to the HBO audience.”
Phoebe Robinson said, “2 Dope Queens and HBO going half on a TV baby? A dream come true! The work wife and I are beyond thrilled that the formula we’ve perfected over the past four seasons of doing the podcast (Ignorance x Cocoa Butter + Comedic Honesty) is being brought to this network.”
Jessica Williams added, “We are so stoked to be partnering with HBO for these specials. Excited to add a couple more Khaleesis to the network!”
Williams’ other credits include “People Places Things”, HBO’s “Girls” and the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe.
Robinson is the author of the “New York Times” bestselling book “You Can’t Touch My Hair (And Other Things I Still Have to Explain)”. Her other appearances include “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” and “I Love Dick”.
Jessica Williams, Phoebe Robinson and Chenoa Estrada will executive produce the show.
Check out the latest episode of “2 Dope Queens” below.