Creator or writer or star Issa Rae returns to HBO for a new season of the acclaimed comedy series that follows best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) on their quest to “have it all,” dealing with work woes, romantic escapades and awkward moments along the way. This season picks up where the last one left off, with Issa embracing her chance to explore the single-girl life in the aftermath of her breakup with Lawrence (Jay Ellis), just as a challenging a new work assignment puts her burgeoning friendship with well- meaning colleague Frieda (Lisa Joyce) to the test. Molly’s commitment to self-improvement forces her to confront her worth and future at the law firm, while facing head-on the complex realities of relationships. And Lawrence embraces a fresh start at both dating and his new job, but soon finds out that starting over may not be as easy as he thought. Punctuated by Issa’s hilarious and pointed rap monologues and fantasies, Insecure continues to be authentic, incisive and insightful in its exploration of the contemporary black female experience.
First episode date: October 9, 2016
Creators: Issa Rae, Larry Wilmore
Stars: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Amanda Seales
Production locations: Inglewood, Malibu, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California
“Insecure” will focus on the uncomfortable experiences and dating travails of two African-American women: Issa Dee, who works at an educational non-profit, and her best friend Molly, a corporate professional.