Issa Rae Productions in collaboration with Pharrell Williams’ i am OTHER YouTube Channel have partnered for the Season 2 return of popular comedic web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl. Episode 3 premieres on Thursday, August 9th.
Since going viral in 2011, Issa Rae and Awkward Black Girl (ABG) have garnered over 500,000 viewers per episode (first episode hitting well over 1 million views), won the coveted Shorty Award for “Best Web Show,” and most recently, inked a production deal to air ABG on YouTube via a new YouTube partner channel brought to you by Pharrell Williams’ creative firm, i am OTHER.
Issa Rae and i am OTHER announced their collaboration with an official Awkward Black Girl Season 2 Trailer via i am Other, featuring Pharrell, which accumulated over 200,000 views in just two weeks. The new season of Awkward Black Girl, picks up where Season 1, Episode 12 left off.
“We’re SO excited to be launching Season 2 on the i am OTHER network. Pharrell’s team has been incredibly supportive and we have a lot of hilarity in store for season 2.”
Issa Rae, who serves as the series’ Producer, Director, Writer and Star, has a cult following and has found recent critical praise ranking her among the most innovative females in current mainstream comedy. A native of Los Angeles, CA and graduate of Stanford University, Issa Rae created Awkward Black Girl as a creative outlet to share the universally relatable personal and professional awkward moments every twenty-something encounters. As the creative genius behind the show, Issa Rae has been featured on popular outlets such as MSNBC, Time, NY Times, NBC, Essence, Huffington Post, Vibe Magazine, CNN, Sundance Channel, Black Enterprise and countless others.