‘Insecure’ will come to an end after five seasons. HBO has announced that the dramatic comedy created by and starring Issa rae It will end with its next season, whose production will start this month in the city of Los Angeles and, if nothing prevents it, it could be released later this year.
Yvonne Orji and Issa Rae in ‘Insecure’
« Issa has made insecurity an iconic way of doing comedy« says Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of programming for the cable network. »The series is as incisive as it is sincere, and he’s made a huge impact on his audiences because of the deeply personal effort that Issa, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, the cast and the writers have put into him. This talented team has conceived a brilliant final season for ‘Insecure’ and we look forward to many more stories to tell with this unique group of contributors. «
Apparently it would have been Rae herself who would have made the decision to end the series after a round fourth season it garnered no less than nine Emmy nominations. « So excited to film our fifth and final season! We couldn’t have told a complete story without the tremendous support of our audience and the faith of HBO. See you soon! « Rae says in a message posted on her social media.
Very excited to film our fifth and final season! We couldn’t have told a complete story without the tremendous support of our audience and the faith of @HBO. See y’all soon! #InsecureHBO https://t.co/3gsoDwSGDR
– Issa Rae (@IssaRae) January 13, 2021
The end of the series, however, will not spell the end of Rae’s relationship with HBO. On the one hand, the actress and screenwriter is the executive producer of the humor series ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ and the documentary « Seen & Heard », which tells the story of black representation on television. And on the other hand, he is developing a television adaptation of the podcast ‘Nine White Parents’ with Adam McKay and a series about wrestling with Dwayne johnson.
Yvonne Orji, the other protagonist of ‘Insecure’, is not going to be without work after the end of the series since the actress is working on a comedy for Disney +. ‘First Gen’ will be a half-hour long comedy loosely based on Orji’s life as a Nigerian immigrant growing up in America.. The fiction, which will be produced by Oprah Winfrey and David oyelowo, will delve into her personal experiences from her childhood, when she was a child caught between honoring her parents and their culture and trying to integrate into American life.