Rae's podcast will be an original drama centered around X, a football player who is gay.
Issa Rae is joining the podcast trend, with a twist.
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The Awkward Black Girl creator will launch her first podcast, called Fruit, in February. But Fruit won't be your everyday podcast—the "innovative drama" will be an original piece of fiction centered around X, a football player who is gay.
Fruit will debut via Howl, a premium subscription service for iOS and Android users, in February 2016. Casting for the show is under way.