Prentice Penny

Producer / Director / Writer / Showrunner

Prentice is currently the executive producer and showrunner of HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy INSECURE starring Issa Rae, which was ordered for a third season and has been nominated for seven 2017 NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series. He is currently under an overall deal at HBO. Prentice made his directorial debut on INSECURE, episode 4 of season 2. Last year he was the host and creator of UPSCALE WITH PRENTICE PENNY which aired on TruTV and was a lifestyle show that explored the world of food, wine, fashion, and travel through his own comedic lens. Prentice most recently wrapped on his directorial debut UNCORKED for Netflix, which he also wrote, starring Mamoudou Athie, Courtney Vance and Niecy Nash. UNCORKED was released on Netflix in March 2020 and received strong reviews. Prentice also just sold his UNTITLED BLACK SANTA project to Netflix which he will co-write, direct and produce alongside Chernin Entertainment.

INSECURE Episode Links:

Season 2, Episode 4 – “Hella LA

Season 3, Episode 1 - “Better-like


UNCORKED Netflix Link


Los Angeles Times: “Prentice Penny’s Netflix dramedy ‘Uncorked’ goes down like a smooth wine in troubled time” 

New York Times: “In ‘UNCORKED’ the father-son drama gets a refreshing upgrade..[and] joins a growing body of work – cinematic and otherwise – that upends stereotypes about black people around the world.

Variety: “Prentice Penny stages ‘Uncorked’ with a real-world sense of how ambition, money, family pressure, family tradition, and a society built around the cultivation of dreams can fuse, in unexpectedly pungent ways, to form the soul of a person.”