Our appetite for Ziwe content knows no bounds, and, following the finale of her self-titled variety series for Showtime, the comedian and social media star is working on a new comedy series called TheNigerian Princess.
According to Variety, the Amazon show will follow “wise-beyond-her-years” graduate Zoe who, struggling under a burden of student debt, partners up with a local con artist to make some cash. Predictably, things don’t go to plan and they end up secretly trying to out-scam each other.
Ziwe is the show’s writer and creator, with Will Graham and Hailey Wierengo of Field Trip as executive producers. Wondaland Pictures, founded by Janelle Monáe, Chuck Lightning, Mikael Moore, and Nate Wonder, is also executive producing the series.
“Beyond excited!!!!” Ziwe tweeted about the news. There’s no word on a premiere date for the show just yet, but – for fans of her direct, biting, and hilarious style of comedy – her upcoming book of essays, The Book of Ziwe, is due to land in February 2022.
Ziwe, her recent late-night series, saw the Desus & Mero writer smashing ukeleles with Phoebe Bridgers, asking Fran Lebowitz “What percentage of white women do you hate?”, and interviewing four real-life Karens about speaking to the manager.