Issa Rae Reveals 'Cheat Code' To Watch 'Insecure' Season 1 For Free
Issa Rae in “Insecure.” (HBO)
Issa Rae has been a leader in a new wave of great black TV with her new show Insecure, but some of her fans have expressed disappointment with being unable to watch since the show is on HBO.
In a new video uploaded to her YouTube, the multitalented writer, producer and star of the show revealed a way to watch the show. She encouraged fans to sign up for a free month of HBO Now, HBO’s standalone online service. HBO Now releases episodes at the same time as when they air on the TV channel, and allows users to watch on their computers, phones or tablets.
Issa Rae explained that signing up on Sunday will enable users to see the three episodes of Insecure that have already aired, along with the final four episodes that will close out the first season.
“That’s the cheat code,” she said. “…Then you’ll have access to all the episodes. And then it’s done! And you’ve watched the entire season of Insecure for free!”
Insecure stars Issa Rae as a woman in her late 20s who works at a nearly all-white non-profit, lives with her longtime boyfriend Lawrence (Jay Ellis), and maintains a long-term friendship with a successful corporate attorney named Molly (Yvonne Orji). The show, which she created with Larry Wilmore, takes her through her ups and downs with her oblivious co-workers, her tumultuous relationship, and her friendship. The show is heavily inspired by The Mis-adventures of Awkward Black Girl, her show that garnered a huge following on YouTube before later landing her a partnership with Pharrell’s i am OTHER collective.
Insecure airs every Sunday at 10:30 p.m. on HBO.