HBO's 'Insecure' coming to an end with season 5

'Fifth and final'
Jay Ellis, Prentice Penny, Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, and Melina Matsoukas
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After what will soon be 5 subtly hilarious seasons, Insecure, Issa Rae’s HBO show, is set to say goodbye.

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Co-created with Larry Wilmore, the series based in part on Rae’s web series “Awkward Black Girl,” first premiered in 2016 and became an immediate hit.

Earning the star multiple Emmy nominations including one for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, another for Best Comedy. As well as a win for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series.

Headed by Issa, the ensemble cast, includes Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Alexander Hodge. As season 4 was just beginning to film in May 2020, the critically-acclaimed comedy was renewed for a fifth and final season, which is scheduled to begin production later this month and debut later this year.

Hype about getting started, Issa took to Twitter to share her gratitude. “Very excited to film our fifth and final season!,” she wrote. "We couldn’t have told a complete story without the tremendous support of our audience and the faith of @HBO. See y’all soon!”

Showrunner Prentice Penny also shared the same gratitude for fans, tweeting, "@IssaRae and I always wanted to do five seasons and feel incredibly blessed to have done that. Thank you to all of the fans and @HBO for supporting us all of the way. You ain’t gotta go home, but…"

“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.”

But we don’t wanna say goodbye! Well, at least we do still have that fifth and final season to look forward to. And we can also re-watch it until the end of time, which is exactly what we plan to do.

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