Comedy Series ‘Insecure’, created by and starring Issa Rae, debuts same time as the U.S.

Comedy Series Insecure, created by and starring Issa Rae, debuts same time as the U.S. on October 10 exlusively on HBO.

A brand-new HBO comedy series INSECURE, about two best friends who must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences, will debut same time as the U.S. on Monday, Oct 10 at 10.30am, with a same day primetime encore at 10.30pm, exclusively on HBO. New episodes premiere on subsequent Mondays at the same time. INSECURE will also be available on HBO GO.

Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, the eight-episode season explores the African-American female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way. Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji as Molly on the show. Modern-day African-American women are usually portrayed as strong, confident and “flawless.” But Issa and Molly are definitely not “killing it.”

Over the course of the season, Issa attempts to figure out what she wants out of life and how to take control of it, while fumbling her way through this journey. Molly, a corporate attorney who appears to have everything together professionally, struggles inside as she looks for external ways to fix her life.

Meanwhile, Issa’s boyfriend, Lawrence (Jay Ellis), who has fallen victim to complacency, works to get his own act together. Frieda (Lisa Joyce), Issa’s overeager white co-worker,whose enthusiasm is both annoying and endearing, is at the crux of Issa’s racial frustrations at work.

Shot in and around South Los Angeles, INSECURE incorporates the music of both indie and established artists of color, and touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary African-American experience.

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INSECURE S101: “Insecure as F**k”
Premieres Monday, October 10 at 10.30am on HBO
Same day primetime encore at 10.30pm

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In the wake of her 29th birthday, Issa Dee (Issa Rae) reconsiders her dead-end relationship with Lawrence (Jay Ellis), her live-in boyfriend. Meanwhile, Issa’s best friend, Molly (Yvonne Orji), mourns her singledom and the state of her “lady parts.” Later, Issa uses an open-mic night as an excuse to reconnect with an ex.

Written by Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore; directed by Melina Matsoukas.

INSECURE S102: “Messy as F**k”
Premieres Monday, October 17 at 10.30am on HBO
Same day primetime encore at 10.30pm

After the unexpected events of the previous night, Issa (Issa Rae) tries to decide what to do about Lawrence (Jay Ellis), while sticking to her plan to embrace a bolder side of herself. Molly (Yvonne Orji) treats herself to a “fancy day” and goes on a promising date. Lawrence gets advice from an unexpected source.

Written by Issa Rae; directed by Cecile Emeke.

INSECURE S103: “Racist as F**k”
Premieres Monday, October 24 at 10.30am on HBO
Same day primetime encore at 10.30pm

Issa (Issa Rae) and Lawrence (Jay Ellis) try to move past their issues at home, as she deals with her colleagues’ doubts and he gets a reality check from a head hunter. Molly (Yvonne Orji) introduces Jared (Langston Kerman) to her friends, and later struggles to give words of wisdom to a new summer associate at work.

Written by Dayna Lynne North; directed by Melina Matsoukas.

INSECURE S104: “Thirsty as F**k”
Premieres Monday, October 31 at 10.30am on HBO
Same day primetime encore at 10.30pm

Although things are better than ever with Lawrence (Jay Ellis), Issa (Issa Rae) turns to Daniel (Y’lan Noel) for help during Career Day. Molly (Yvonne Orji) finds herself in a tough position when a partner asks her to give Rasheeda (Gail Bean) a talking-to. Facing disappointment at his new job, Lawrence bonds with a surprising confidante.

Written by Laura Kittrell; directed by Kevin Bray.

 

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