Many Historically Black Colleges and Universities opted out of homecoming celebrations in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and now comedian/writer Robin Thede might give a new case for cancellation with her latest announced film project Killing It.
Originally reported by Variety, Thede wrote the screenplay and will produce the comedic thriller, set at the homecoming of a fictional HBCU called SpelHouse. According to the entertainment platform, the film is described as Shaun of the Dead meets Girls Trip and revolves around a group of underachieving friends who live in Atlanta, which becomes overrun by zombies during the annual event.
The action-comedy film is in development with Jax Media and Amazon Studios. Killing It will be produced through Thede’s company, For Better or Words.
News of the movie comes as Thede embarks on a new chapter with the second season of A Black Lady Sketch Show. The HBO comedy/narrative series core cast includes Thede, alongside funny women Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis, Laci Mosley, and Skye Townsend.
The first episode of the sophomore season premiered April 23. Thede is the executive producer of ABLSS, as well as Issa Rae of Issa Rae Productions. The inaugural season earned three Primetime Emmy Award nominations and featured guest appearances from Angela Bassett, Laverne Cox, Patti LaBelle, and more.
Season two is set to bring Omarion, who appeared in the first episode, Gabrielle Union, Ayesha Curry, and others to the silver screen.