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Young Thug, Lil Yachty, and more will appear in HBO’s Chillin Island

The show is a TV adaptation of an online radio show from Despot, Lakutis, and Dap.

December 10, 2021
Young Thug, Lil Yachty, and more will appear in HBO’s <i>Chillin Island</i> Young Thug and Lil Yachty. Photos by Paras Griffin and Rich Fury via Getty Images.  

Long-time online radio show Chillin Island — created by Alec “Despot” Reinstein, Aleksey “Lakutis” Weintraub, and ex-Das Racist hypeman Ashok “Dap” Kondabolu — is coming to HBO. The pilot episode of the unscripted nature series will air next Friday, December 17.

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The group shared Chillin Island Season 1's poster in an Instagram post today, effectively announcing a bevvy of high-profile guest's set to appear on the show: Young Thug, Lil Yachty, Gunna, Killer Mike, Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Tecca, Coi Leray, Rosalía, and Ezra Koenig.

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Chillin Island's trailer, also released today, features highly produced nature shots and a goofy, monotone voice-over interspersed by comments from Yachty, who says at one point, "I've done more in the time I've spent with you than I've done in my entire life," to which Despot responds, "Yup." Watch it below.

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Young Thug, Lil Yachty, and more will appear in HBO’s Chillin Island