After over a year of news, Insecure, Issa Rae’s upcoming HBO series, finally gets a premiere. HBO recently made the big announcement.
— HBO (@HBO) May 26, 2016
According to earlier reports, Insecure will focus on “the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern day African-American woman.” Rae is starring in the show, alongside comedian Yvonne Orji, who plays her best friend. Melina Matsoukas, who most recently directed Beyoncé’s Formation and Lemonade, directed the pilot.
News first dropped about Insecure early last year, confirming that Rae would be writing the series and The Nightly Show’s Larry Wilmore would serve as executive producer.
Subsequent reports made it seem like the show might be floating in limbo given that, according to insiders, HBO is notoriously slow when it comes to bring its series to fruition. News of the Insecure’s casting, pilot, and a full series order, quickly put many fans’ worst fears to rest, however. HBO teased the series in a trailer featuring quick clips of many upcoming series, late last year (Rae shows up at about 2:12).
— HBO (@HBO) December 7, 2015
Rae also teased Insecure last month by sharing a picture of her writing team.
It goes without saying, we can’t wait for this one.