HBO Max is continuing to add to its slate of original programming—and they are teaming up with Michael B. Jordan for a new project.
@Variety reports, Michael B. Jordan has added another project to his production company, Outlier Society, and it’s in the form of a new animated series. Michael has teamed up with HBO Max and creator Obi Arisukwu, to bring ‘OBI’ to HBO’s popular streaming service.
Along with the announcement, HBO Max also released a synopsis for the series, which is described as follows:
‘OBI’ is about a 30-year-old man-child chasing his dream to become an artist while navigating adulthood with his friends. ‘OBI’ is an adaptation of Obi Arisukwu’s popular Instagram comic strip. This project is co-created by Obi Arisukwu and Arthur Harris (‘The Last OG.’)
Along with production from Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society, the series will also be produced by Michael Schreiber of Studio71, and David Devries.
While you may not immediately know his name, you’ve surely seen Arisukwu’s work as the popular cartoonist has a very loyal and dedicated following on social media, courtesy of his funny and relatable comics.
Since the series was just announced, there is currently no word on a premiere date nor who will be part of the cast.