WATCH: Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Trailer Is Everything ‘Awkward Black Girl’ Was But Better

HBO has consistently stayed on the cutting edge of new programming. And judging from the trailer for the new Issa Rae series Insecure, HBO is showing no signs of stopping.

During the days of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, I’d be unpatiently waiting for new episodes to drop. And like clockwork, they’d never drop on time. But I’d keep waiting anyway because each and every one of those episodes was perfect. The balance of snark, ridiculousness, and clever humor was beyond refreshing. It was ahead of its time. And it spoke to black millennials in a way that nothing on television was.

So I am beyond excited that Issa Rae will finally be bringing her brand of magic to television with Insecure. Starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, Insecure will follow the lives of two black women through their friendships, love lives, and uncomfortable experiences. In tone, the trailer makes the show out to be a more self-assured Awkward Black Girl. There are the same awkward experiences, the same problematic place of employment, and the same Issa Rae charm, but there is a level of polish present that Issa Rae was never able to achieve with her nonexistent budgets and nearly impossible to meet deadlines.

The series is created and executive-produced by Rae and also includes Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Beck, and Jonathan Berry as executive producers. Larry Wilmore serves as a consultant. The half-hour comedy is set for an 8-episode season and will debut sometime this fall.

Watch the series trailer below:


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Daren W. Jackson

Daren is one half of the Water Cooler Convos team. He's a writer, music connoisseur, and comic book geek who spends his free time working on his novel and other short stories.