Hulu Orders Natasha Rothwell Comedy Series How to Die Alone

By Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 

Natasha Rothwell’s comedy series How to Die Alone has received the greenlight from Hulu.

Rothwell, will write, star and executive produce the series under her production company Big Hattie Productions with ABC Signature and Onyx Collective.

The logline reads: “The eight episode series follows Melissa (Rothwell) a neurotic Black woman who’s never been in love. After a comical brush with death, she refuses to settle for anything less than the life she wants, catapulting her on a journey to become “100% that b*tch” in real life by any means necessary.”


Vera Santamaria (PEN15) will serve as co-showunner with Rothwell, and Desiree Akhavan (The Bisexual) is also on board as executive producer.

Rothwell was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series for Mike White’s critically acclaimed series “White Lotus,” which also won the 2022 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. She can be seen in Warner Bros.’ Wonka and heard in Disney’s upcoming animated feature Wish. She is best known for her work as a series regular, writer and producer on HBO’s Insecure, for which she won a Peabody Award and the 2022 NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy. Rothwell was a 2021 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow and has previously written for Saturday Night Live”and penned screenplays for Netflix, Paramount and HBO Max.