Issa Rae’s hit television series Insecure emerged one of the most talked about series on television. At the end of the series, people chose sides —#TeamIssa or #TeamLawrence, and discussed and argued over the dynamic finale. Now Rae now has the opportunity to relish another win, as she was just nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Series. This nomination will be the first for Issa Rae and Insecure.
The series contains 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 also touches on social and racial issues in addition to 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 serves as a consultant for the series.