Insecure is an American comedy-drama television sequence created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, in addition to is partly primarily based upon Rae's well-known web assortment Awkward Black Girl. The assortment premiered on-line on September 23, 2016, utilizing HBO Now in addition to HBO Go, previous to airing as soon as every week on HBO from October 9, 2016. On November 14, 2016, HBO restored this system momentarily interval which premiered on July 23, 2017. On August 8, 2017, HBO renewed the present for a third interval, which premiered on August 12, 2018. On September 6, 2018, HBO restored the gathering for a fourth interval which premiered on April 12, 2020. In May 2020, the gathering was restored for the fifth interval.
For her efficiency on the gathering, Rae has gotten 2 Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, along with a Primetime Emmy Award election for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
In 2013, Rae began engaged on a humorous assortment pilot with co-creator Larry Wilmore. The program was ready to be concerning the disagreeable experiences of a contemporary African-American woman; in addition to each in the end selected the present title of Insecure. HBO obtained the pilot in very early 2015, in addition to it was in the end greenlit for manufacturing.
At HBO's 2016 Television Critics Association session, which featured Rae, present jogger Prentice Penny, and exec producer Melina Matsoukas, Issa Rae defined that the sequence will definitely take a look at “the complexities of ‘blackness' and the reality that you can’t escape being black.” She additionally identified, in regard to the potential mainstream response to the sequence:
We’re merely attempting to share that people of shade are relatable. This will not be a hood story. This is about routine people residing in life.
Raphael Saadiq created preliminary music for the primary season. Solange Knowles functioned as songs skilled for this system in addition to was offered by Matsoukas, that directed the video for Knowles's tune “Losing You”.
Within the preliminary season, eight-episodes unloaded the story of the black ladies expertise from the standpoint of two ladies protagonists, Issa (Issa Rae) in addition to Molly (Yvonne Orji) which have really been mates with every varied different since their college days at Stanford. Both of their late 20s, they browse occupation and partnership experiences whereas staying of their residence city Los Angeles, California. The 2 share a detailed bond, in addition to all through this system, they handle interior battles inside themselves, their relationship, in addition to the African American space. Issa operates at a charitable that benefits middle-school-aged trainees of a shade referred to as “We Got Y'all”. She battles to put the stimulate again proper into her relationship along with her lasting man, Lawrence (Jay Ellis), that has really been slacking of their relationship contemplating that his start-up firm stopped working. Molly is a profitable enterprise lawyer that has occupation success nevertheless downside with relationship males. The half-hour assortment checks out social in addition to racial issues that affiliate with the fashionable black expertise.
- Issa Rae as Issa Dee
- Jay Ellis as Martin “Lawrence” Walker
- Yvonne Orji as Molly Carter
- Lisa Joyce as Frieda (seasons 1-3)
- Natasha Rothwell as Kelli Penny (interval 2–current; persisting in interval 1)
- Amanda Seales as Tiffany DuBois (interval 2–current; persisting in interval 1)
- Y'lan Noel as Daniel King (intervals 2–3; persisting in interval 1)
- Alexander Hodge as Andrew (interval 4; persisting in interval 3)
- Kendrick Sampson as Nathan Campbell (interval 4; persisting in interval 3)
- Neil Brown Jr. as Chad Kerr
- Catherine Curtin as Joanne (intervals 1–3)
- Mason McCulley as Ken (intervals 1–3)
- Veronica Mannion as Kitty (intervals 1–3)
- Sujata Day as Sarah (intervals 1–3)
- Wade Allain-Marcus as Derek DuBois
- Langston Kerman as Jared (intervals 1 & 3)
- Dominique Perry as Tasha (intervals 1–2)
- Kathreen Khavari as Patricia (intervals 1–3)
- Tristen J. Winger as Thug Yoda
- Maya Erskine as Diane Nakamura (intervals 1–2)
- Heather Mazur as Hannah Richards-Foster (intervals 1–2)
- Tiana Le as Dayniece (interval 1)
- Sarunas J. Jackson as Alejandro ‘Dro' Peña (intervals 2–3)
- Spencer Garrett as John Merrill (interval 2)
- Jean Elie as Ahmal Dee (interval 2–current)
- Lil Rel Howery as Quentin (interval 2)
- Jasmine Kaur as Aparna (interval 2)
- Leon Thomas as Eddie (interval 2)
- Samantha Cope as Brooke (interval 2)
- Don Franklin as Malcolm (interval 3)
- Leonard Robinson as Taurean Jackson (interval 3–current)
- Christina Elmore as Condola Hayes (interval 3–current)