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Paul Feig's production company greenlights Muslim-American series

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Filmmaker Paul Feig's digital production company, Powderkeg, has greenlighted Muslim-American series "East of La Brea".

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the shortform show, which is the company's first original series, follows Aisha Hassan, a Black Muslim, and her Bangladeshi-American roommate,

has created the show using a grant from the philanthropic fund Pop Culture Collaborative and working with MuslimARC to develop a project that is authentic to the Muslim-American experience.

Gardezi will also executive produce the series along with Powderkeg's Feig and Laura Fischer,

"The inception of this show is a story unto itself, but the stories told through this series are beautifully authentic, and we're so excited to partner on telling such a magnetic and diverse story," Feig and Fischer said in a statement.

"I'm beyond excited to be a part of this process and hope we can continue to build a pipeline for underrepresented voices both in front and behind the camera. I'm interested in growing diversity, not injecting it," Gardezi added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 14:15 IST