Issa Rae’s HBO series “Insecure” will take its final bow with season 5.
According to Variety, the story of Issa, Molly, Lawrence, and our other faves is coming to an end. Last year, the show was renewed for a fifth season back in May. The cast and crew have already started gathering, and production will start later this month. Season 5 will premiere later in the year, Variety reports.
“Issa has turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy,” said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “The show is as incisive as it is heartfelt, and it has resonated strongly with its audience because of the deeply personal work that Issa, Prentice, Melina, the cast, and the writers have put into it. This talented team has conceived a brilliant final season for ‘Insecure,’ and we look forward to having many more stories to tell with this singular group of collaborators.”
“Insecure” was created by Rae and Larry Wilmore, with Rae standing as one of the show’s executive producers. The series follows “Issa” and as she navigates through adulthood while balancing love, friendships, her career, and now, Lawrence’s baby….chyle. The series features a talented cast, including Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, and Alexander Hodge. Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Amy Aniobi, and Jim Kleverweis also serve as executive producers.
For those who haven’t seen the series, you need to change that. The “Insecure” is partially based on Rae’s YouTube series “Awkward Black Girl,” and since its release, the show has received a 95 percent critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In addition, the show has received an Emmy nomination as well as two Golden Globe nominations.