Issa Rae Reveals She’s Contemplating A ‘Insecure’ Spinoff Series: I’ve Been Ruminating For A While Now

Issa Rae

Issa Rae Reveals She’s Contemplating On A ‘Insecure’ Spinoff Series: I’ve Been Ruminating For A While Now

Don’t get too excited but ‘Insecure’ may be back before you know it.

Issa Rae

Recently, Issa Rae, creator and star of  ‘Insecure,’ stated that the HBO series will more than likely be back but for now she’s letting fans “miss the show.” The show concluded after five seasons and 44 episodes. Issa Rae said:

“I’m thinking about it, I’ve been ruminating for a while now and I haven’t sat down to put pen to paper.” 

Issa Rae continued:

“I don’t want it to be like, ‘b*tch, you just finished, why are we having this?’ I just want to make sure it’s right as opposed to just doing it, so I’m thinking about it, but nothing set in stone yet.”

The 37-year-old added:

“I mean, this is a journey of growth, so, if Issa’s in the same place as she was in season 1, then we failed.”

The HBO series’ cast members included actors Yvonne Anuli Orji, Wendell Ramone “Jay” Ellis Jr., Kendrick Smith Sampson and more. Leonard Robinson who played Taurean Jackson said:

“Like most TV shows, not everybody is gonna get what they want. We got what the characters deserved and what they wanted, which is a great, satisfying ending.”  

Leonard Robinson shared:

“It all came to a proper ending.” 

Showrunner Prentice Penny added:

“It’s not like these characters’ lives are ending, it’s just that the audience and the writers aren’t continuing with them on their journey. But they’re going to still go on and live lives, theoretically.” 

Issa Rae

While Issa is ruminating on Emmy-award nominated spinoff, she is ready for her fans to tune into her HBO Max Original series ‘Rap Sh!t’ that follows two estranged high school friends who come together to form a rap group. The concept aims to shine a light on the challenges women face trying to enter the male-dominated hip-hop industry. City Girls (hip hop duo), Yung Miami and JT, serve as co-executive producers being that their journey is part of the inspiration behind the show. Issa explained:

“Besides being a fan of the female rap world, I wanted to center a show just around that come up. It just feels like a different time for artists to get discovered and to present themselves authentically and it really just is a show about identity, which is something that I struggled with presenting initially.”

Issa shared:

“This show is inspired by all the female rappers that are out right now, from Cardi B to Megan Thee Stallion to the City Girls, Noname, Nicki Minaj and Tierra Whack. We took different pieces of their lives and put them through Shawna and Mia’s story.”

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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill