When 'Insecure' Returns For Season 2, Expect Even More Thoughtful Comedy
As Insecure's freshman season on HBO winds down with its Season 1 finale airing Sunday, Nov. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET, the comedy can actually feel... confident. That's because the cabler announced earlier this month that it had renewed Insecure for Season 2, along with fellow new series Westworld and Divorce, according to Deadline. Now that we've got that good news, you probably want to know when Insecure will return for Season 2, don't you? UPDATE: According to an HBO press release, Insecure will return July 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Earlier: A specific premiere date for Season 2 of Insecure was not announced along with its renewal, but Deadline did report that the comedy will be back in 2017. Since HBO's programming tends to premiere new seasons around the same time every year, we can likely expect Season 2 of Insecure to bow in the fall of 2017.
If you're wondering what Insecure's sophomore season will bring, it sounds like even more of the quirky comedy and cultural commentary will be back. President of HBO Programming Casey Bloys told Deadline that "no major creative changes" are in the works for Season 2 of Insecure "beyond the normal creative evolution." The website reported that Prentice Penny will continue to serve as showrunner, but it's unclear if Larry Wilmore, who has been credited as a consultant after he left the comedy following the development stage to host his own late-night show on Comedy Central, will return to be more actively involved in the series now that The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore has been cancelled.
As you can see from the below tweet, series creator and star Issa Rae can't wait to get back in the Insecure writers room to start working on Season 2.
We'll see more of one of those Insecure writers onscreen next season. Natasha Rothwell started out as a writer for the show and soon appeared onscreen as Issa's friend Kelli in Season 1. Not only will Rothwell reprise her role as Kelli in Season 2 of Insecure, but she'll also be upped to a series regular, according to Deadline. HBO has also made a development deal with Rothwell for a comedy project that she'll write and star in, Deadline reports, in case you want to see even more of her talent in the future.
We'll also just see more of Insecure in general in Season 2. HBO has greenlit a 10-episode Season 2 for the comedy, as opposed to the eight episodes featured in Season 1, according to Deadline.
I'm sure there will be more intriguing developments about Season 2 of Insecure as we get closer to its premiere date. But if you love what Insecure has been serving up so far on HBO, all of this has got to make you excited AF.
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