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The premium cable outlet announced Wednesday that the show’s fifth season will be its last one. The series, co-created by and starring Issa Rae, is coming off a fourth season that earned nine Emmy nominations, including its first nod for best comedy.
“Issa has turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy,” said HBO Programming executive vp Amy Gravitt. “The show is as incisive as it is heartfelt, and it has resonated strongly with its audience because of the deeply personal work that Issa, Prentice [Penny], Melina [Matsoukas], the cast and the writers have put into it. This talented team has conceived a brilliant final season for Insecure and we look forward to having many more stories to tell with this singular group of collaborators.”
Said Rae on Twitter, “Very excited to film our fifth and final season! We couldn’t have told a complete story without the tremendous support of our audience and the faith of HBO. See y’all soon!”
Rae co-created the show, which is partly based on her Awkward Black Girl web series, with Larry Wilmore. She executive produces with showrunner Penny, Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Amy Aniobi and Jim Kleverweis.
Rae has a number of other projects set up at HBO. She’s an executive producer of A Black Lady Sketch Show and the documentary Seen & Heard, about the history of Black representation on television. She’s also developing a TV adaptation of the podcast Nice White Parents with Adam McKay and a show about backyard wrestling with Dwayne Johnson.