Insecure executive producer and Amy Aniobi is continuing her journey as a writer, creator, storyteller and producer with her own super special production company appropriately called SuperSpecial, Deadline reports. The Emmy-nominated producer has brought on former UTA agent Aanch Khaneja as head of film and television. In addition, Aniobi has renewed her overall deal with HBO and HBO Max.
That said, women of color are slayin’ it Hollywood — let’s keep it going.
Under the deal, Aniobi will develop, produce and direct programming for HBO and HBO Max. She is currently working on HBO Max’s food media industry comedy Enjoy Your Meal and is co-writing The Dolls, which is in development at HBO. The limited series stars her Insecure partner in crime Issa Rae and Laura Dern.
“SuperSpecial’s mission is to create content that explores the richness of common humanity across race, gender and orientation, to revel in genuine human experience by championing inclusive stories,” said Aniobi in a comment to Deadline. “We’ve been through a whole lotta darkness in the last year, so our aim is to flood the industry with content that is “looking for light.”
Khaneja added, “I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Amy to help build SuperSpecial. We’re at an inspiring point in our industry with minority voices coming to the forefront and as an immigrant, it’s important for me to help share these stories. Amy’s commitment to creating content with underrepresented talent that is innately compassionate through a lens of levity is much needed. I am excited for what’s to come and to work alongside such a talented storyteller.”
Aniobi has been with Insecure since its Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl days and also served as showrunner, head writer and EP of HBO’s 2 Dope Queens with Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams. She recently directed the short Honeymoon and also has two feature films in the works at Universal. On top of that, she is working with Rae HBO Max comedy Rap Sh*t with Rae.
In addition to Insecure, Aniobi was previously showrunner, head writer and exec producer of HBO’s 2 Dope Queens. She has also set up two feature films at Universal and recently directed short film Honeymoon.
As an added bonus, let’s watch Aniobi’s flute-playing cameo in the season 5 debut of Insecure. Yes, she is a queen that can do it all!