‘Insecure’ Set To End After Upcoming Fifth Season, Issa Rae Thanks HBO & Fans For Their Support Over The Years [Details]

Posted January 13, 2021

It looks like HBO‘s hit Issa Rae created and led series ‘Insecure‘ is coming to an end after its upcoming fifth season which is set to begin production this month.

We announced previously that the show was renewed for season 5 and pre-production began weeks ago, but now ahead of season 5 production the announcement has been made.

“Prentice and I are so grateful that HBO believed in our show from the beginning and kept faith in us to see our vision through the end,” co-creator and star Issa Rae told Deadline today of the Emmy nominated comedy she executive produces with Prentice Penny. “We always planned to tell this story through five seasons, but we couldn’t have made it this far without the tremendous support of our audience. I feel blessed beyond measure to bring our characters’ stories to an end, on-screen at least.”

With all its scripts completed, the fifth and final season of Insecure is expected to go into production later this month. Starring its lead cast of Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Alexander Hodge, the show will return later this year, HBO says.

Based on Rae’s online series Awkward Black Girl, the Larry Wilmore co-created Insecure focused on the trials, tribulations and twists of LA-based Issa as she negotiated love, life and friendship (especially with Orji portrayed Molly). The Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award nominated series debuted on HBO on in October 2016 and concluded its fourth season with a Penny helmed and penned finale last June. Insecure was renewed for what is now its last season back in May 2020 by the AT&T-owned HBO.

“Issa has turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy,”  the premium cabler’s Programming EVP Amy Gravitt declared in a statement Wednesday.  “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.”

via Deadline

Issa also took to Twitter to confirm the news.

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