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.
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.