‘Insecure’ Back for Season 2: What to Expect from Issa Rae Series
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“Insecure” returns to HBO for a second season. The show, starring Issa Rae, follows two black women friends who are trying to navigate adulthood. The series expounds on the women’s’ everyday experiences, both good and bad, in hilarious ways.
The full press release is below.
In the aftermath of her breakup, Issa embraces the chance to explore the single-girl life, just as a challenging new work assignment puts her burgeoning friendship with well-meaning colleague Frieda to the test. Meanwhile, Molly’s commitment to self-improvement forces her to confront her worth and future at the law firm, while facing the complex realities of relationships. And Lawrence makes a fresh start at both dating and his new job, but soon discovers that starting over may not be as easy as he thought.
The critically acclaimed series INSECURE returns for its eight-episode second season SUNDAY, JULY 23 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Starring Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae as Issa, Yvonne Orji as Molly, Jay Ellis as Lawrence and Lisa Joyce as Frieda, the series follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.
Punctuated by Rae’s pointed rap monologues and fantasies, INSECURE is an authentic, incisive and insightful exploration of the lives of contemporary black women.
Episode #9 (season 2, episode 1): “Hella Great”
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 23 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Issa (Issa Rae) struggles in the aftermath of her breakup with Lawrence (Jay Ellis), while facing challenges at a new work assignment. Molly (Yvonne Orji) questions her worth at work. Lawrence adjusts to his new living arrangement.
Written by Issa Rae; directed by Melina Matsoukas.
Episode #10 (season 2, episode 2): “Hella Questions”
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 30 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Issa (Issa Rae) tries to make sense of a cryptic encounter. Lawrence (Jay Ellis) considers crucial decisions. After being on the receiving end of harsh truths, Molly (Yvonne Orji) plots to join the office “boys club.” Issa and Frieda (Lisa Joyce) encounter a problematic vice principal.