Issa Rae takes awkwardness to whole new levels in the first trailer for her HBO comedy “Insecure.”
Rae co-created and wrote the pilot with Larry Wilmore, with Melina Matsoukas serving as director. Wilmore served as a consultant on the series, which was ordered in October, while Rae serves as a co-executive producer.
“Insecure” follows the friendship of two modern day black women and all of their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations, and also stars Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce. Prentice Penny is the showrunner.
The first footage from the show reveals complicated dating lives, racial tension and a classroom full of kids who are too sassy for their own good — all in the name of comedy, of course.
Issa rose to fame for her YouTube web series “Awkward Black Girl.”
“Insecure” airs this fall on HBO.