Boots Riley Reveals New Series About a 13-Foot Tall Black Man in Oakland

I’m a Virgo will star Jharrel Jerome of When They See Us and Moonlight.

Boots Riley’s singular take on the theater of the absurd is set to get even more existential. The rapper and director has revealed details of I’m a Virgo, a new series set in the Bay Area with one pretty random but vital plot point.

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“I have a show about a 13-ft tall Black man who lives in Oakland. It’s called I’m A Virgo,” Riley shared on social media today of his new series, which stars Jharrel Jerome who you may recognize from Moonlight or When They See Us. “I’m doing this w Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res. We haven’t decided on the network/streamer. It’ll be dark, absurd, hilarious, and important.”

I’m a Virgo is Riley’s follow-up to the 2018 big-screen dark comedy Sorry to Bother You, which starred Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson. The show’s announcement arrives with a promo poster by Colin Laurel.


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