Issa Rae’s highly anticipated HBO series Insecure is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, Oct. 9; however, the first episode has officially been released on HBO On Demand! You can finally watch the entire first episode before it premieres right now!
The series will contain themes from Rae’s highly acclaimed web series, The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl, which garnered over 20 million views and nearly 200,000 YouTube subscribers. It explores the black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way, and revolves around the friendship of two modern day black women and their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Issa tries to figure out what and who she wants in life, and how to take control of it. Meanwhile, Molly is a successful corporate attorney who appears to have it all but struggles inside as she looks for external ways to fix her life. The series will also touch on social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.
Insecure stars Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Lisa Joyce, Neil Brown, Jr and is created and executive produced by Issa Rae. Prentice Penny (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Melina Matsoukas, (Beyonce’s Formation), Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry will serve as executive producers, and Larry Wilmore will serve as a consultant for the series.
If you aren’t able to stream it now, watch the first episode on HBO October 9, and be sure to catch the second episode on HBO October 16th!