Lena Waithe pregateste urmatorul proiect la Amazon Studios, dupa ce a semnat un contract cu serviciul de streaming in 2019.

Prolifica scenarista si producatoare tocmai a terminat de scris episodul pilot al unui nou serial despre relatii deschise; “I’ve never been in an open marriage, but it’s fascinating to me. We live in a world where, if I told you I cheated on my wife, you would be like, ‘Yeah, that’s the way it goes.’ But if I told you that I’m in an open marriage, it would be as if I told you I’m joining the Church of Scientology,” a declarat Waithe pentru THR.

Daca va merge mai departe, Open (titlu provizoriu) ar fi o premiera in televiziune. Casatoriile netraditionale nu reprezinta un subiect des intalnit in seriale, desi Ryan Murphy a avut un astfel de proiect la HBO, in 2014. “Society has such a conservative way of looking at marriage,” Waithe says of Open. “I do think that we as a nation need to reevaluate what marriage looks like for us as a country — because whatever we have right now, it ain’t working,” a adaugat aceasta.

Lena Waithe prin compania ei Hillman Grad Productions are cateva proiecte in productie la Amazon, printre care seria horror de tip antologie Them: Covenant. Scris de Little Marvin, aflat la debut, primul sezon spune povestea unui cuplu de culoare (Deborah Ayorinde si Ashley Thomas), care se muta intr-un cartier complet alb din Los Angeles; acolo, strazile pitoresti ascund forte intunecate, reale si supranaturale.

Lena Waithe a fost desemnata Producatorul Anului de catre THR. Din portofoliul acesteia fac parte The Chi, Boomerang sau Twenties. “My mission is to provide a space for people to grow. While making work that people can look at and say, ‘That broke a barrier’“.