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Critic’s Notebook: Saying Goodbye to ‘Insecure’ and Its True Love Story

Issa Rae's HBO series was stylish and funny, but its complex portrait of a deep, tumultuous friendship between two Black women is its most potent legacy.

‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny Is Ready to Move On

Before Insecure launched in 2016, showrunner Prentice Penny likes to say that he was in the “outgoing call business.” Five years and as many seasons later, the longtime comedy writer with credits on S…

Prentice Penny Launches Comic Book Company, Already Developing Two Titles for TV (Exclusive)

Prentice Penny keeps lining up post-Insecure work. The TV writer and producer, who recently inked a pack to move his Penny for Your Thoughts shingle to Disney’s Onyx Collective, is also turning…

Issa Rae on How ‘Insecure’ Will Be Remembered After Its Final Season: “It Was for Us, by Us”

When HBO broke the news in January that the fifth season of Insecure would be its last, the internet broke into collective tears — and outrage. “I didn’t anticipate how much in their…

Yvonne Orji on Emotions of Saying Goodbye to ‘Insecure’: “We’ve Never Seen Black Characters Like This”

In June, Insecure star Yvonne Orji shared a look via Instagram at her final moments on the series as she wrapped five seasons playing Molly Carter, the best friend to Issa Rae’s Issa…

Prentice Penny Moves Overall Deal From HBO to Disney’s Onyx Collective

With production on Insecure‘s final season having wrapped earlier this year, showrunner Prentice Penny is plotting his next chapter. Penny has moved his overall deal from HBO to Disney’s…