HBO has set a quarantine comedy satire special and Issa Rae is one of its stars.

From Paul Rudnick, Coastal Elites will feature “an all-star cast playing characters from New York to Los Angeles coping with politics and the pandemic.”

Produced entirely under quarantine, it will bow in September, telling “stories of breaking down and breaking through in the summer of 2020 that are funny, searing, poignant and now.”

Rudnick is the write while Jay Roach is the director. Both executive produce the project. Rae will star with an acclaimed cast, which includes Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy, Sarah Paulson and Bettle Midler.

“Paul Rudnick and Jay Roach bring their razor-sharp perspective and wit to HBO,” said Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming. “We are thrilled to partner with them in telling this story, which is uniquely resonant for these times.”

HBO says: Exploring our current world of deeply divided politics and the universal pursuit of human connection, COASTAL ELITES features a series of confessionals from five main characters.


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