Newswire: Brothers In Atlanta, the comedy about making it big, finally makes it to HBO
According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has greenlit Brothers In Atlanta, a comedy series penned by Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin and produced by Lorne Michaels. It’s been a long journey for Riddle and Salahuddin, two friends and writing partners who have struggled to make a series about two friends struggling to make it in Atlanta.
In 2013, HBO ordered a Brothers In Atlanta pilot about two local reporters trying to hit the big time. HBO didn’t like the pilot enough to go to series, but Riddle and Salahuddin were offered the chance to remake the concept into something that HBO would like. So Riddle and Salahuddin killed off the news angle, turning the reporters into career-challenged musicians. Thus, a new Brothers In Atlanta pilot was was born, with Maya Rudolph and Jaden Smith rounding out the cast.
Instead of working news beats and providing backed-up sources, Riddle …