“Everywhere I go, everyone wants a picture with him,” says Algerian-American rapper, actor and director Solvan “Slick” Naim. The creator of the new Netflix comedy series It’sBruno! is still coming to terms with the meteoric ascendance of his precocious co-star. “It’s getting to the point that if I show up somewhere without him they are like, ‘Yo, where’s Bruno?!’ ” muses an incredulous Naim. But Bruno isn’t some narcissistic Hollywood hotshot intent on hogging the spotlight. He’s Naim’s real-life puggle (a pug beagle mix) who plays himself in the Brooklyn, New York-set series.
In phone conversations with ET, two creators — also good friends in real life — discuss subverting TV norms, the constraints of telling a story in 15 minutes and what Emmy recognition would mean to them.
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