Natasha Rothwell, co-star and producer of Insecure, signed a major overall deal with ABC Signature last month. Under the multi-year deal, Rothwell will develop new projects for the network through her company, Big Hattie Productions.
“Natasha is the real deal triple threat. I’ve been a fan of her writing for years and have loved watching her career blossom in front of and behind the camera,” ABC executive Tara Duncan, who leads Disney General Entertainment’s BIPOC Creator Initiative, said according to a report by Deadline. “It’s an honor to provide a platform for one of the best comedic talents in the business.”
Rothwell has starred as "Kelli" in Issa Rae’s widely successful HBO show over the last five years and earned two NAACP Image Awards for her performance. She’s also written for Saturday Night Live, her own original sketch series on Netflix called The Characters, and much more. She also joined the cast of Wonder Woman 1984.
“I can’t tell you how happy I am to be starting this next chapter with ABC Signature! I’m beyond grateful to have the incomparable Tara Duncan in my corner along with Jonnie Davis and Tracy Underwood, who have welcomed me into the Disney Family with open arms,” Rothwell said in a statement.
“It was important to me to find a studio partner that would not only honor my vision and my voice as a storyteller, but also one that shared my hunger for stories that broaden the limited scope with which BIPOCs have traditionally been viewed –– stories where our humanity isn’t a plot point or up for debate but it’s understood, celebrated and explored in a new and interesting ways. That’s why I’m so thrilled to be partnering with ABC Signature.”
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