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 reviews that the “White Lotus” actress has has scored a collection order from Onyx Collective for “The best way to 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.
“The best way to 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 decided to reside her greatest life and turn into “100% that bitch” regardless of the associated fee.
Rothwell, who’s below an total cope with ABC Signature, is sharing showrunning duties with Vera Santamaria (“PEN15”).
Reflecting on the significance of numerous storytellers within the business, Rothwell has mentioned, “Having the ability to be in a author’s room that displays the world that we reside in, so far as who’s populating it, and being on units that talk to the range of our abilities as individuals […] positively set the tone for a way I wish to run Massive Hattie Productions and the way I take a look at tasks that I take.” She added, “I would like to have the ability to proceed diversifying the methods by which we’re perceived, and the one manner 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 contains “Wonka,” a “Charlie and the Chocolate Manufacturing facility” prequel about Willy Wonka.