Insecure to end after fifth season

Co-creator and star Issa Rae has said that the team always planned on telling this story in five seasons.

Acclaimed comedy Insecure is to end after its upcoming fifth season, HBO has confirmed. 

Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, the show follows best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) as they navigate their careers and love lives in L.A.

It’s partially based on Rae’s web series Awkward Black Girl and also stars Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, Alexander Hodge and Kendrick Sampson. 

Insecure was renewed for a final season back in May 2020, just after its fourth premiered in the US, which is due to begin production later this month.

The show has received hugely positive reviews throughout its run and been nominated for several Emmys including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

“Issa has turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy,” said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming.

“The show is as incisive as it is heartfelt, and it has resonated strongly with its audience because of the deeply personal work that Issa, Prentice, Melina, the cast and the writers have put into it. 

“This talented team has conceived a brilliant final season for Insecure and we look forward to having many more stories to tell with this singular group of collaborators."

The fifth season of Insecure will premiere on Sky Comedy sometime in 2021.

Source: Variety

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