Issa Rae Has 'No Time To Waste' In New 'Insecure' Trailer
Issa Rae‘s highly anticipated HBO series Insecure is coming soon, but to tide fans over the actress has dropped a new trailer from the forthcoming series.
In the clip Issa essentially plays herself (in Insecure she’s known as Issa Dee), navigating the world as a twenty-something black woman working at a non-profit for inner-city kids. Alongside her is her friend Molly (portrayed by Yvonne Orji), a corporate attorney who appears to have everything together professionally but struggles to find satisfaction in her personal life.
Meanwhile, there’s also Issa’s boyfriend Lawrence (portrayed by Jay Ellis), who has become complacent with his life but is trying to get his act together.
The pairing of two young black women as the leads in a show could very well be a first for HBO. Aside from being the creator and executive producer of Insecure, Issa will also be developing new programming for all of HBO’s platforms, after inking a two year first look production deal with the television network.
In a recent interview with TIME Issa described Insecure as “not the quintessential black-woman experience” but “a very specific experience,” and compares it to fellow HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm.
“I always talk about Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Rae says. “I’m not Jewish, and there’s a lot of stuff that’s [culturally] specific to that show that I didn’t get, that I had to look up! And that’s fine—I still enjoyed the show. I feel that way about our show.”
She also discusses how it’s nice to be able to offer her own black experience alongside other black TV shows that have popped up throughout the year.
“What’s refreshing about this time is that because there are so many other shows with creators of color, the onus isn’t just on us. That’s a great thing.”
Insecure drops on October 9. Check out the trailer below.