Baratunde Thurston’s ‘How to Be Black’ Adaptation in Development at ABC

Baratunde Thurston’s ‘How to Be Black’ Adaptation in Development at ABC
ABC has placed Baratunde Thurston’s animated project “How to Be Black” into development. The adaptation of Thurston’s best-selling memoir of the same name will be produced by 20th Television Animation and ABC Signature.

Thurston and Courtney Lilly will write and executive produce the project. Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland will serve as executive producers via Cinema Gypsy Productions.

“How to Be Black” — both the book and the potential television series — focuses on the community and family that raised a young Baratunde in 1980s Washington, D.C.

Thurston is a TV host, author and the creator and host of podcast “How To Citizen with Baratunde.” He’s also a founding partner of the new media startup Puck. He is repped by Kara Baker at Avalon Management, Seth Horwitz at Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham, UTA and ID.

Lilly, who this year renewed his overall deal with ABC Signature,
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