Natasha Rothwell writes and stars in Hulu’s ‘How to Die Alone’ – The Hollywood Reporter

Natasha Rothwell is standing out on her own.

The not safe and White Lotus alum will participate, write the script and co-host How to die alone, a comedy has been ordered directly at Hulu. The project comes from Onyx Collective, a studio led by Tara Duncan that focuses on underrepresented voices and Signature ABC and stems from a master agreement with both that Rothwell signed earlier this year.

Hulu and Onyx say How to die alone will follow Melissa (Rothwell), “a fat, black, neurotic woman who has never been in love. After a humorous encounter with death, she refuses to accept anything less than the life she wants, taking her on a journey to become ‘100% of that bitch’ in real life by every way necessary.

Rothwell and Vera Santamaria (by Hulu pen15) acts as a co-projector on How to die alone. The two will executive produce alongside Desiree Akhaven (hermaphrodite). This is the first project from Rothwell’s Big Hattie Productions at Onyx and ABC Signature.

die alone marked a turning point for Rothwell as she transitioned from supporting role to leading role following her Emmy nomination in the first season of Mike White’s Emmy-winning anthology. White Lotus. Her credits include Wonka and upcoming Disney animated film Treaty. She is best known for her recurring roles on HBO’s . not safe, on which she has a recurring role in the series and acts as a screenwriter and producer. Her writing credits also include Saturday Night Live and on-screen gigs in Love, Simon as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Wonder Woman 1984. She is represented by CAA, Edna Cowan Management and Jackoway Austen.

Santamaria is with CAA, Meridian Artists and Morris Yorn.

Onyx Collective was launched last year by Duncan, who is also the president of Disney’s younger Freeform cable network. Since his debut, Duncan has recruited an impressive pool of talent with overall contracts including Rothwell, Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Destin Daniel Cretton (Thuong-Chi) and not safe presenter Prentice Penny, among others. Onyx, whose original is streaming exclusively on Hulu, recently debuted its first screenplay, produced by Kerry Washington. reasonable doubt and also count Stories about hair, plot and not imprisoned.

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