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Insecure is an American comedy-drama television series based partially on Issa Rae's acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl. It was created by Rae and Larry Wilmore, and premiered online on September 23, 2016, via HBO Now and HBO Go, before airing weekly on HBO from October 9, 2016. On November 14, 2016, HBO renewed the show for a second season which premiered on July 23, 2017. On August 8, 2017, HBO renewed the show for a third season, which premiered on August 12, 2018.

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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) who have been best friends with each other since their college days at Stanford. They are both in their late 20s, 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.

Cast Edit

  • Issa Rae
  • Jay Ellis
  • Yvonne Orji
  • Lisa Joyce
  • Natasha Rothwell
  • Amanda Seales
  • Y'lan Noel

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