Issa Rae in "Insecure" (HBO/Anne Marie Fox)

Get your first look at the second season of Issa Rae's "Insecure"

The second season is coming "hella soon" and it appears as if Issa Rae has hella problems on her hands


Taylor Link
June 15, 2017 3:24PM (UTC)

Actress, writer and producer Issa Rae shared a new trailer for the second season of her show "Insecure" on social media Wednesday, letting the world know that its July 23 premiere was coming "hella soon."

In the one-minute teaser, Rae falls into a daydream while sitting in Los Angeles traffic listening to Calvin Harris' "Slide." Next thing she knows, she's on a couch in the middle of the street with her longtime boyfriend, Lawrence — a pillow reading "hella confused" rests comfortably between them. Then, she is crossing the street next to Daniel, her college "friend with benefits," as a truck speeds by with a sign that reads "hella tempted" on the back.

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July 23rd is hella soon. #InsecureHBO returns for Season 2 on 7/23 at 10:30 on HBO.

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Co-created with Larry Wilmore, "Insecure" follows a group of black friends living in L.A. The critically-acclaimed show is about the black experience, but Rae is quick to note that it is about regular people living life.

“There’s just been so much television where black women are bashing each other, or it’s all about the fights or the drama,” Rae told Salon before the show premiered in 2016. “On the opposite spectrum, we’re constantly depicted like ‘We’re fierce,’ ‘we’re flawless,’ ‘we’re superhuman.’ But there’s never that middle ground of regular people. I like to focus on the regular and the basic, the extremely basic.”

In 2013, Rae's web series, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” made her an internet sensation and won the attention of Wilmore. The eight-episode first season of "Insecure," which debuted on HBO Go in 2016, was widely lauded and HBO quickly picked up a second season. The show co-stars Yvonne Orji.


Taylor Link

Taylor Link is an assistant editor at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @taylorlink_

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