Natasha Rothwell is following up her Emmy-nominated supporting function in considered one of final yr’s hottest reveals by main her personal collection. Deadline experiences that the “White Lotus” actress has has scored a collection order from Onyx Collective for “ Die Alone,” a comedy that she’ll star in, write, co-showrun, and exec produce. The eight-part, half-hour collection will stream on Hulu.
“ Die Alone” stars Rothwell as Melissa, “a fats, Black neurotic who’s by no means been in love,” the supply particulars. After a near-death expertise, Melissa is set to stay her finest life and turn into “100% that bitch” irrespective of the associated fee.
Rothwell, who’s underneath an total cope with ABC Signature, is sharing showrunning duties with Vera Santamaria (“PEN15”).
Reflecting on the significance of various storytellers within the trade, Rothwell has mentioned, “With the ability to be in a author’s room that displays the world that we stay in, so far as who’s populating it, and being on units that talk to the range of our skills as individuals […] undoubtedly set the tone for a way I need to run Huge Hattie Productions and the way I take a look at tasks that I take.” She added, “I need to have the ability to proceed diversifying the methods wherein we’re perceived, and the one method we do that’s with extra illustration and visibility. My purpose is to proceed to put in writing, direct and star in tasks that try this.”
Rothwell’s Emmy nom this yr marked her second. She was beforehand nominated for Excellent Comedy Collection for Issa Rae-starrer “Insecure,” which she co-produced, wrote for, and acted in. Her upcoming slate consists of “Wonka,” a “Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing unit” prequel about Willy Wonka.