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[06/29/17 - 12:05 PM]
Comedy Series "Insecure," Created by and Starring Issa Rae, Returns for Its Second Season July 23, Exclusively on HBO
The series follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.

[via press release from HBO]

COMEDY SERIES "INSECURE," CREATED BY AND STARRING ISSA RAE, RETURNS FOR ITS SECOND SEASON JULY 23, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

In the aftermath of her breakup, Issa embraces the chance to explore the single-girl life, just as a challenging new work assignment puts her burgeoning friendship with well-meaning colleague Frieda to the test. Meanwhile, Molly's commitment to self-improvement forces her to confront her worth and future at the law firm, while facing the complex realities of relationships. And Lawrence makes a fresh start at both dating and his new job, but soon discovers that starting over may not be as easy as he thought.

The critically acclaimed series INSECURE returns for its eight-episode second season SUNDAY, JULY 23 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Starring Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae as Issa, Yvonne Orji as Molly, Jay Ellis as Lawrence and Lisa Joyce as Frieda, the series follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.

Punctuated by Rae's pointed rap monologues and fantasies, INSECURE is an authentic, incisive and insightful exploration of the lives of contemporary black women.

Upcoming episodes:

Episode #9 (season 2, episode 1): "Hella Great"

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 23 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Issa (Issa Rae) struggles in the aftermath of her breakup with Lawrence (Jay Ellis), while facing challenges at a new work assignment. Molly (Yvonne Orji) questions her worth at work. Lawrence adjusts to his new living arrangement.

Written by Issa Rae; directed by Melina Matsoukas.

Episode #10 (season 2, episode 2): "Hella Questions"

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 30 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)

Issa (Issa Rae) tries to make sense of a cryptic encounter. Lawrence (Jay Ellis) considers crucial decisions. After being on the receiving end of harsh truths, Molly (Yvonne Orji) plots to join the office "boys club." Issa and Frieda (Lisa Joyce) encounter a problematic vice principal.

Written by Amy Aniobi; directed by Melina Matsoukas.

The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

Issa Rae wrote the New York Times bestseller "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," which was published in 2015. Her web content has garnered more than 25 million views and over 200,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice and winning the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series "Awkward Black Girl," she has worked on web content for Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds and numerous others.

"Insecure: The Complete First Season" is now available on Blu-ray with Digital HD and DVD. All eight episodes are also available now on Digital HD.

INSECURE was created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry; co-executive producers, Jim Kleverweis, Dayna Lynne North, Ben Dougan and Regina Hicks.





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