Watch First Episode To Issa Rae & Jussie Smollett’s New Web Series GIANTS

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Watch First Episode To Issa Rae & Jussie Smollett’s New Web Series GIANTS
Posted by Wilson Morales

January 26, 2017

Issa Rae Productions has released the first episode for GIANTS via Issa Rae’s YouTube Channel. The series premiered on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Golden-Globe nominated actress, writer, producer and Insecure star Issa Rae and Empire star Jussie Smollett serve as executive producers of GIANTS. The digital series is created by writer, director and actor James Bland.

GIANTS is a scripted drama digital series starring Bland, along with child star Vanessa Baden Kelly (“Kenan & Kel,” “Rosewood”) and newcomer Sean Samuels. The show follows three Black millennials nearing the end of their 20s. As they approach age 30, each battle their own inner giants as tougher obstacles of adulthood await. The stakes have never been higher. GIANTS takes things a step further than the typical coming of age story by pushing new boundaries of very real issues including mental health, sexual identity, religious skepticism and grave methods of economic survival.

“GIANTS explores social issues that are either ignored or stigmatized by the Black community,” says Bland. “And regardless of race, these characters’ experiences are relatable to almost anyone because they learn the hard way that when life kicks your ass, you either lie down or fight back.”

GIANTS is the newest and the first series of the year to join a collection of diverse content featured on Rae’s YouTube channel. Since premiering her award-winning comedic web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl in 2011, the channel has exploded with 240,000 subscribers and over 50 million views collectively across all content.

Episode 1


Issa Rae Productions is an independent production company created by Issa Rae after her web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” became a YouTube sensation, launching her career. Issa Rae Productions produces and distributes content for her YouTube channel of over 240,000 subscribers. Issa Rae Productions is dedicated to bringing content of quality and diversity to the internet through such initiatives as Color Creative, which aims to increase opportunities for women and minority TV writers to showcase and sell their work, both inside and outside the existing studio system.

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