Director Anthony Hemingway‘s online pilot for “Bros” has found a home on cable!
HBO has placed the series into development, and Deadline.com reports that “Dear White People” producer Lena Waithe is onboard for the project. “Bros” centers around three Black brothers–two straight and one gay–as they figure out love and dating in their own ways. The story is written by Ben Cory Jones of “Hand of God,” and it’s loosely based on his life.
Ben gave the script–originally titled “Bros Before Hos”–to Anthony after writing it on spec. Anthony then turned that into an online pilot on Vimeo, explicitly stating that it was not intended to be a Web series.
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The story might seem like it’s supposed to cater to a couple of specific demographics, but Ben insists that it’s a story anyone can relate to. “’Bros Before Hos’ isn’t a black story or a gay story — it’s a family story about three brothers, who happen to be black, and one who happens to be gay,” he told Shadow And Act.
Even so, Ben still believes that the show offers up an introspective reflection for Black men. It’s something he feels that the current TV landscape is lacking because it offers up a new perspective.
“There seem to be more stories that deal with the interior lives of black women, but it’s hard to find stories that deal with the interior lives of black men,” He explained. “We’re either thugs or athletes, but there’s so much more to who we are that falls in between that spectrum.”
Ben stated in conclusion, “It’s ironic that in 2014, and even with a black president, one of the hardest things to be in this country right now is a young black man.”
Between this and “The Couple,” we can’t wait to see what HBO has coming up in the next few years!
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2. Kim Kardashian
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6. Kourtney Kardashian
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8. 3 kids and 10 years later, hot mama Kourt is single and ready to mingle.
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9. Khloe Kardashian
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10. We watched her fall in love and marry Lamar Odom within 30 days — and divorce him four years later
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11. We also saw her try to get her mojo back with some of the hottest rappers and athletes in the game after a difficult divorce.
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12. These days, the rumoured mom-to-be is spending her days in Cleveland with boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
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14. Kendall Jenner
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16. Kylie Jenner
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24. Caitlyn Jenner
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