It's Totally Happening! Issa Rae's Insecure Is Coming to a TV Near You

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24:  Writer/actress Issa Rae attends the 2015 BET Awards Debra Lee Pre-Dinner at Sunset Tower Hotel on June 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo: Mark Davis/BET/Getty Images for BET)

It's Totally Happening! Issa Rae's Insecure Is Coming to a TV Near You

The "Awkward Black Girl" star gets a full series order.

Published October 16, 2015

After two years in the making, Issa Rae's new comedy, Insecure, is officially green-lighted to premiere on HBO. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the premium cable channel handed a series order to the comedy.


The half-hour program, written by both Rae and Larry Wilmore, will follow the friendship of two modern Black women, Issa Dee (Rae) and Molly (Love That Girl's Yvonne Orji). Although successful professionally, Molly seems to be having trouble finding love. This is where the men come in. The Game's Jay Ellis will play Lawrence, Rae's depressed and unemployed bae who has been struggling to get his life together for the past four years.

The plot was directed by Melina Matsoukas, known mostly for directing the music video for Rihanna's "We Found Love" and several for Beyoncé, including "Diva" and "Pretty Hurts."

Issa Rae became an Internet sensation for her award-winning web series, "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," which helped her attract more than 200,000 subscribers and 20 million views on YouTube.

Watch Issa Rae speak on what her keys to achievement are in the video below: is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

(Photo: Mark Davis/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Written by Moriba Cummings


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