Issa Rae’s “Insecure” Renewed
HBO’s “Insecure” has been renewed for a second season. The news was confirmed today by the new programming president, Casey Bloys.
Insecure’s Issa Rae has won raves for tackling the thorny issues of race and gender relations at a time when both subjects are much in the headlines. “The social interaction on ‘Insecure’ is really strong.
Issa confirmed the news on Instagram writing,
It’s official! #InsecureWriters get to do it again for season 2!
“Insecure” is an original comedy series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, which is partially based on Rae’s widely lauded web series Awkward Black Girl. The series premiered on October 9, 2016. Since its release the show has gone on to receive critical acclaim.
The eight-episode first season explores the black female experience from the perspective of the two female protagonists, Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji). Career and relationship experiences are explored. Issa works at a non-profit that benefits middle-school students of color.
Issa has a long-term relationship with Lawrence (Jay Ellis). 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.