Insecure season 5 is definitely happening. The fourth season left off with plenty of unanswered questions. Now, fans are looking out for more details for the next one.
Insecure is a comedy-drama television series on HBO. It follows the story of best friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji), two black women who share their experiences from their perspective.
They have been the best of friends since college. And as they navigate their career and relationships in their hometown Los Angeles, they deal with internal struggles and tests in friendship.
The show also explores social and racial issues surrounding the African American community.
When will season 5 premiere?
As of the moment, Insecure season 5 release date is still to be announced. Fans were delighted when HBO announced on May 1 that they will be renewing the show.
"We're thrilled that Issa, Prentice [Penny, producer], and the whole Insecure team will be getting back together for a fifth season," Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming, said in a statement at the time.
They made the announcement just weeks into season 4. The renewal was a moment that called for a celebration among fans as well as the cast through social media.
“Grateful to officially come back for Season 5! #InsecureHBO,” Rae tweeted.
Grateful to officially come back for Season 5! #InsecureHBO pic.twitter.com/Kf8hozqm2X
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) May 1, 2020
Orji and Jay Ellis, who plays as Lawrence, also posted about the renewal in their social media accounts.
Rae told Variety that the series is expected to return next year. They were supposed to start filming in November. But considering the pandemic issue, it may be moved to a different date.
"Obviously we have a schedule where we're supposed to shoot, but who knows if we're going to meet that,” the series co-creator said.
Even though there is no release date yet, Rae previously revealed that they have already started working for season 5 via video chat.
She posted a photo of their virtual meeting and some of the attendees included Penny and star Natasha Rothwell.
She also told Variety that “it feels really good to be back” working with the show again even if it’s just online.
And when asked what’s like to plan the show virtually, shes said: "I think we have a really good room where people are very, like, sensitive to people speaking. We implemented a hand-raising policy just because.”
Will the show tackle the pandemic?
Like most TV series, Rae is also asked whether they will be incorporating the pandemic into their storyline in season 5.
The actress admitted that the team isn’t certain yet on how they want to tackle the matter.
"I already have fatigue of it because we're living it and I think that's my biggest worry is just, you know, I don't want the show to feel dated and obviously certain aspects will already feel dated by nature," she explained.
At the same time Rae said that she doesn’t want to overlook how the virus spread has affected the Black community.
Fans will have to stay tuned for now for more updates on Insecure season 5.
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