You might remember Issa Rae from her online web series Awkward Black Girl. The popular Youtube show touched on a lot of things, most notably, being a Black woman and not fitting into the traditional mode. After Season 1 of the series, Issa Rae was picked up by Pharrell’s media platform iamOTHER, growing her following even more. This show would lead to the development of other shows including one of my favorites, FIRST. After multiple successful releases, news broke last year of Issa Rae getting a tv show deal with HBO. Well it’s finally here.
Insecure, which stars Issae Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce takes a look at the friendship, experiences and tribulations of two black women. The eight episode series is set to premiere this Fall in 30-minute increments. The opening trailer scene shows Issa in a classroom, accused by her students for ‘talking’ white. She makes an awkward joke, causing her all-white staff members a slightly uncomfortable feeling. From the opening trailer, it appears to be pretty true to the work I’ve grown to know and love her for, but on a larger scale. Check out the trailer for Insecure below. Will you be tuning in? Share your thoughts in the comment section.