Two black women deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.
Release date: April 12, 2020 at 10:30pm
Cast: Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji, Lisa Joyce, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, Y’lan Noel
Insecure is an American comedy-drama television series written by Issa Rae, and is partially based on her acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl. It was created by Rae and Larry Wilmore, and premiered online on September 23, 2016, via HBO Now and HBO Go, before airing weekly on HBO from October 9, 2016. On November 14, 2016, HBO renewed the show for a second season which premiered on July 23, 2017. On August 8, 2017, HBO renewed the show for a third season, which premiered on August 12, 2018. On September 6, 2018, HBO renewed the series for a fourth season.
Insecure has received critical acclaim since its debut in 2016. In 2017, the American Film Institute selected it as one of the top 10 Television Programs of the Year. For her performance on the series, Rae has received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, in addition to a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
In 2013, Rae began working on a comedy series pilot with co-star Larry Wilmore. The show was planned to be about the awkward experiences of a contemporary African-American woman; and the pair eventually settled on the current title of Insecure. HBO picked up the pilot in early 2015, and it was subsequently greenlit for production.
At HBO’s 2016 Television Critics Association session, which featured Rae, show runner Prentice Penny, and executive producer Melina Matsoukas, Issa Rae explained that the series will examine “the complexities of ‘blackness’ and the reality that you can’t escape being black.” She also mentioned, in regard to the potential mainstream reaction to the series: We’re just trying to convey that people of color are relatable. This is not a hood story. This is about regular people living life.
Raphael Saadiq created original music for the first season. Solange Knowles served as music consultant for the show and was introduced by Matsoukas, who directed the music video for Knowles’s song “Losing You”.
Within the first season, eight-episodes unpacked the story of the black female experience from the perspective of two female protagonists, Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) who have been best friends with each other since their college days at Stanford. Both in their late 20s, they navigate career and relationship experiences while living in their hometown Los Angeles, California. The two share a close bond, and throughout the show, they deal with internal struggles within themselves, their friendship, and the African American community. Issa works at a non-profit that benefits middle-school aged students of color called “We Got Y’all”. She struggles to put the spark back into her relationship with her long-term boyfriend, Lawrence (Jay Ellis), who has been slacking in their relationship since his start-up company failed. Molly is a successful corporate attorney who has career success but difficulty with dating men. The half-hour series explores social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.
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