After her performance in 2017's Girls Trip—which saw the biggest opening weekend for any live-action comedy in 2017 and totaled $140.1 million—Haddish has had a breakout year. Her agreement with HBO immediately follows a slew of triumphs for the Los Angeles comic, who in January won Best Supporting Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for her role in Girls Trip. She certainly has many, many things to celebrate already: her memoir The Last Black Unicorn was released in December 2017, and has been named a New York Times best seller; her Showtime stand-up special Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! was a hit; and she's already dropped the dates for her first 2018 stand-up tour.
This year, Haddish plans on expanding her role in movies and television: she is set to star in Tracy Morgan’s TBS show The Last OG, which makes its debut in April, as well as Kevin Hart’s Universal feature film Night School, which will premiere in September.
And there’s more, as if that wasn’t enough (because it definitely wasn’t enough!): Haddish has a starring role in New Line Cinema’s film The Kitchen...and will star in and executive produce Universal’s The Temp. By the way, she's developing a women-driven comedy with Paramount called Limited Partners, which she will also star in, and executive produce, and she just finished finished shooting the movie The Oath with Ike Barinholtz.