*Issa Rae’s ColorCreative.TV and Project Greenlight Digital Studios are behind the forthcoming “Minimum Wage,” a six-episode comedic anthology series from the winners of a writing contest created by the two companies to find underrepresented voices in media.
Written by Rebecca Hu, Arpita Kumar, and Maya Houston, the series follows five unique employees who work at a run-down fast food restaurant in LA’s Koreatown as they try desperately to improve its business in addition to their personal lives.
Rae, the creator and star of HBO’s “Insecure,” serves as an executive producer on the project, according to Deadline.
“I’m so proud of the writing team behind ‘Minimum Wage,’” said Rae. “It is the beautiful product of collaboration, creativity and inclusion. We’re so happy to have partnered with Project Greenlight Digital Studios to find, out of over 2,000 submissions, these dynamic women writers.”
Aaron Covington, who co-wrote the 2015 film ‘Creed,” will direct the series.
The cast which includes John Yuan, Halleta Alemu, Gabriel Brown, Alma Delfina, and D’Lo. Cindy Fang and Deniese Davis executive produce.