Issa Rae’s Reality Show Renewed For A Second Season

Issa Rae’s Sweet Life: Los Angeles is returning for a second season.

Contributed by Lauren Taylor

The HBO Max Reality Show Sweet Life: Los Angeles from Emmy award-winning Issa Rae has been greenlit for its second season. This praised unscripted series will be returning for another go-around, but you currently stream season one, which debuted in August, on HBO Max.

Sweet Life: Los Angeles gives a unique look at what it means to be young, Black, ambitious, and in constant pursuit of one’s dreams. Exploring themes of loyalty, legacy, and love, the coming-of-age series follows a group of long-time friends in South L.A., as they navigate the relatable, chaotic, mid-20s moments at the quarter-life mark and propel each other into adulthood success.


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Rae spoke on how she is invested in this show and the cast members with Variety back in August prior to the premiere, “I find myself rooting for them. I’m really just invested in their journey and wanting them to succeed, and wanting them to communicate better, and seeing myself in so much of them.” Rae added, “I feel very much like the auntie or the godmother overseeing it.”

“We are thrilled with the success of Sweet Life: Los Angeles,” said, Jennifer O’Connell, EVP, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family, HBO Max. “The incredibly talented Issa Rae and her producing partners delivered an elevated, purposeful series, which featured the fun, inspiring, and challenging moments that young adults face navigating relationships and careers,” according to Deadline.

What’s next for Rae? She is currently working on her next series, which follows two estranged high school friends from Miami who find each other again and start a rap group, entitled “Rap Sh*t.”