Filmmaker and musician Terence Nance takes his first steps into television with “Random Acts of Flyness,” a new comedy series for HBO. Nance will direct, co-write and executive produce the project through his production company MVMT Films.
Deadline reported yesterday (January 29) that the premium cable network gave “Random Acts of Flyness” an order for six episodes, each of which will clock in at a half hour. Neither Nance nor HBO have revealed many details about the show, which Deadline only described as “a subversive look at the zeitgeist” that is set in New York City and “looks to start a real conversation.” Deadline added that the series will feature a racially diverse ensemble cast.
Nance is best known for “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” his debut feature film that blended animation with live action to explore an artist’s (played by Nance) love for a woman. It was executive produced by Jay-Z, dream hampton and Wyatt Cenac. Nance’s extensive resume of short films includes “Blackout: John Burris Speaks,” which he developed with the Blackout for Human Rights. It features civil rights attorney John Burris demanding action against police violence.