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HBO picks up Issa Rae comedy, 'Insecure'

HBO has picked up the web series produced by Issa Rae, "Insecure."  The debut scheduled for October 9, but the first episode is available for viewing now at HBOGO.COM. 

Starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, INSECURE launches its eight-episode season SUNDAY, OCTOBER 09 (10:30-11:00 p.m.), exclusively on HBO. The comedy series follows the friendship of two black millennial 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.

Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry. Larry Wilmore serves as a consultant.

— Episode #1: “Insecure as F**k”
Debut: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 09 at 10:30pm

In the wake of her 29th birthday, Issa Dee (Issa Rae) reconsiders her dead-end relationship with Lawrence (Jay Ellis), her live-in boyfriend. Meanwhile, Issa’s best friend, Molly (Yvonne Orji), mourns her singledom and the state of her “lady parts.” Later, Issa uses an open-mic night as an excuse to reconnect with an ex. Written by Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore; directed by Melina Matsoukas. Other HBO playdates: 10.09 at 12:30am & 3:30am, 10.11 at midnight, 10.12 at 3:05am, 10.13 at 10:45pm and 10.15 at 10:05pm & 2:20am

— Episode #2: “Messy as F**k”
Debut: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 at 10:30pm

After the unexpected events of the previous night, Issa (Issa Rae) tries to decide what to do about Lawrence (Jay Ellis), while sticking to her plan to embrace a bolder side of herself. Molly (Yvonne Orji) treats herself to a “fancy day” and goes on a promising date. Lawrence gets advice from an unexpected source. Written by Issa Rae; directed by Cecile Emeke. Other HBO playdates: 10.16 at 12:30am & 3:30am, 10.17 at 12:45am, 10.18 at 11:45pm, 10.20 at 10:30pm, 10.21 at 3:15am and 10.22 at 4:00am.


— Episode #3: “Racist as F**k”
Debut: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 at 10:30pm

Issa (Issa Rae) and Lawrence (Jay Ellis) try to move past their issues at home, as she deals with her colleagues’ doubts and he gets a reality check from a head hunter. Molly (Yvonne Orji) introduces Jared (Langston Kerman) to her friends, and later struggles to give words of wisdom to a new summer associate at work. Written by Dayna Lynne North; directed by Melina Matsoukas. Other HBO playdates10.23 at 12:30am & 3:30am, 10.25 at 11:00pm, 10.27 at 10:45pm and 10.29 at 12:40am.  

— Episode #4: “Thirsty as F**k”
Debut: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 at 10:30pm

Although things are better than ever with Lawrence (Jay Ellis), Issa (Issa Rae) turns to Daniel (Y’lan Noel) for help during Career Day. Molly (Yvonne Orji) finds herself in a tough position when a partner asks her to give Rasheeda (Gail Bean) a talking-to. Facing disappointment at his new job, Lawrence bonds with a surprising confidante. Written by Laura Kittrell; directed by Kevin Bray. Other HBO playdates: 10.30 at 12:30am & 3:30am and into November.