In February, director Samantha Bailey and writer Fatimah Asghar launched the comic web series "Brown Girls" which focuses on the romantic ups and downs of two best friends, Leila and Patricia, in Chicago and is loosely based on the real-life friendship between Asghar and the singer Jamila Woods.
For the time being, this agreement does not commit to anything. It is not known if the web series will be developed or not in the form of a TV series since it is necessary to wait until a network or studio decides to invest in the project.
Nevertheless, it is still a fairly important first step and opens the door to a possible new TV series with a queer female character.
"We don't want a show that is flashy and smooth. We want a show that is gritty. That has this kind of realness to it," Asghar told Elle.com, adding: "I want (the TV show) to be very Chicago-focused and queer folks of color–focused. And to have women of color and queer people of color be the protagonists and the antagonists in their own story. That's very important to me. I want to grow the show and make it more complicated and more nuanced. Tonally, we're trying to carry over the balance between comedy and those serious, weighted moments."
The first season consists of seven episodes of 6 to 14 minutes which are all available free here: http://www.browngirlswebseries.com/