Project Greenlight is coming back. HBO Max has given an eight-episode series order to a new installment, from Issa Rae and Miramax Television. It is a reinvention of the critically acclaimed original Miramax and HBO docuseries.
Project Greenlight will focus on the next generation of talented female filmmakers who are given the chance to direct a feature film. Rae will appear in every episode as an Executive Producer, providing guidance and mentorship to the aspiring filmmakers. The finished film will then premiere on HBO Max.
The original Project Greenlight was created by Alex Keledjian, developed by Eli Holzman and produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Sean Bailey, and Chris Moore through their LivePlanet production company, along with Miramax Films. Project Greenlight first aired on HBO for two seasons from 2001-2003, before moving to Bravo for season three in 2005. The series returned in 2015 for a fourth season on HBO. It was canceled in July 2016.