After 4 seasons of awkward conversations, bomb mirror raps, and eargasmic soundtracks, we’re saying goodbye to Insecure. On Jan. 13, Amy Gravitt, govt vp of HBO programming, introduced the Emmy-nominated comedy’s upcoming fifth season will likely be its last run.
“Issa has turned insecurity into an iconic type of comedy,” Gravitt stated in a press release on Wednesday. “The present is as incisive as it’s heartfelt, and it has resonated strongly with its viewers due to the deeply private work that Issa [Rae], Prentice [Penny], Melina [Matsoukas], the forged and the writers have put into it. This proficient workforce has conceived a superb last season for Insecure and we sit up for having many extra tales to inform with this singular group of collaborators.”
The sequence had been renewed for a fifth season again in Could 2020, simply as season 4 started. Manufacturing on season 5 started on Sept. 17, 2020, when Rae revealed with a submit on Instagram that she was sitting down for the first table read through video chat. Season 5 is slated to debut later this yr.
“Prentice and I are so grateful that HBO believed in our present from the start and saved religion in us to see our imaginative and prescient by the top,” Rae instructed Deadline regarding the cancellation. “We at all times deliberate to inform this story by 5 seasons, however we could not have made it this far with out the super help of our viewers. I really feel blessed past measure to convey our characters’ tales to an finish, on-screen not less than.”
Each Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji shared their reactions to the news on Instagram. “It is, loopy. Looks as if it was simply yesterday that we have been beginning this journey… and now, it is time to say goodbye,” Orji wrote. “I do know we have brought about y’all stress (with our unhealthy choices), pleasure (in our friendships), hope (in Black love) and laughter (with all of the awkward moments). Via all of it, we thank YOU ALL for rocking with us! And MAJOR SHOUT OUT to the visionary herself, @issarae for creating such excellence! And to @the_a_prentice & @msmelina for being our fearless leaders! So grateful that I gotta share this expertise with an incredible forged! Cheers to going out with a BANG!” Ellis expressed similar sentiments by quoting Frank Sinatra’s “My Means.”