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‘Abbott Elementary’s’ Quinta Brunson Plans for New Coming-of-Age Teen Comedy Series / Credit: AB+DM for The New Yorker
Published: 10 April 2024

Abbott Elementary accolades are just the beginning for Quinta!

Quinta Brunson, the visionary behind the breakout sitcom Abbott Elementary, is gearing up for her next big project. Fresh off her Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Brunson is setting her sights on a new venture: a teen comedy series that promises to be as funny as it is relatable.

In a profile published by The New Yorker, Brunson revealed her plans for the upcoming show, which will explore the humorous yet realistic journey of a teenage girl navigating the ups and downs of adolescence. “I have trouble seeing where it’ll be made,” Brunson admitted, reflecting on the challenges of finding the right platform for her latest creation. Despite the uncertainty, she remains determined to bring this fresh perspective to audiences.

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Brunson’s success with Abbott Elementary has solidified her reputation as a powerhouse in the television industry. As the creator, executive producer, and showrunner of the hit mockumentary-style comedy, she has captured the hearts of viewers with her unique blend of warmth and wit. The show, which follows the dedicated teachers of a predominantly-Black public school in West Philadelphia, has shattered records and garnered critical acclaim since its debut.

Describing the making of Abbott Elementary, Brunson revealed the meticulous attention to detail that goes into every aspect of the show. From reviewing scripts to overseeing production, she is intimately involved in bringing her vision to life. Her dedication has paid off, with the series becoming a favorite from traditional broadcast television in an era dominated by streaming platforms.

Donald Glover, a friend of Brunson’s and creator of the acclaimed series Atlanta, expressed admiration for her ability to create a mainstream hit while staying true to her comedic roots. “I always get in my way about making a simple, good sandwich,” he told The New Yorker. “I complicate things.” Brunson’s show was a reminder of the satisfaction of saying, as Glover put it, “I’m just going to make a good-ass hamburger.” Abbott has not only resonated with audiences, but has also inspired other creators to embrace simplicity and authenticity in their work.

With Abbott Elementary already in its third season, Brunson’s influence in the television landscape shows no signs of slowing down. As she begins working on her next project, fans can expect another dose of her signature humor and heartfelt storytelling. For Quinta Brunson, the journey from internet sensation to Emmy-winning actress and groundbreaking creator is just beginning.

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