Insecure is taking a brief hiatus.
What We Know:
- In an interview with Vulture’s Josef Adalian, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys confirmed that Insecure won’t be back for its fourth season until 2020 — because Issa Rae is booked and busy.
- Created by co-star Issa Rae and writer/comic Larry Wilmore (“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”), the comedy series looks at the friendship of two black women in a unique, authentic way. It features the music of both indie and established artists of color, and touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience.
- “Well, Issa became a big movie star!” Bloys said of the actress, who’s currently starring in the black-female led film Little alongside Regina Hall and Marsai Martin. “We’re not the first place to deal with this, but when you’re in business with very creative and talented people, there’s a lot more opportunities for people to do things. Issa, I think, partly wanted a break to come back to it fresh.”
- The delay in production doesn’t mean the network has lost faith in the adventures of Issa and Molly though. In fact, Bloys revealed that the network scheduled the show’s return date on purpose to give it an opportunity to stand out during awards season.
- If you’ve been waiting to see how extra Tiffany is as a mother, and if Issa and Lawrence get back together then you’re about to be deeply disappointed—at least until 2020.
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