A break out hit in 2016, HBO’s Insecure has revealed the official trailer for season two. The program stars the multi-talented Issa Rae, who is also the show’s co-creator, along with Larry Wilmore. If you’re not interested in any spoilers, proceed no further, but just know the show returns to HBO on Sunday, July 23 at 10:30 pm.
When last we saw Issa Dee (played by Rae), things had completely fallen apart between her and her longtime boyfriend, Lawrence Walker (played by Jay Ellis). In season two, Issa is shown going through the trials and tribulations of dating, about which she has mixed feelings, at times wanting to live that ho life and then also wanting to get back with Lawrence.
Season two sees the return of Molly Carter (Yvonne Orji) who is dealing with work issues, and yes, also the guy who caused her relationship to blow up, Daniel King (Y’lan Noel).
We are also pumped to see the return of the show’s amazing fashion direction, all of which is handled by costume designer Ayanna James. (Check our interview with her here.)
At a recent screening hosted by Bevy Smith, Rae, Ellis and Orji also shared some clues on what to expect with the coming season. From the sounds of it, things are far from over between Issa and Lawrence.
Check out some quotes from the screening plus the trailer below.
“We want to make a great season, but you’re not going to see crazy plot twists and turns; you’re going to see very, very real stories play out.” –Rae
“Molly is a beautiful mess and in season two she’s going to discover how to get help. She’s trying, but, as we saw in Season one, she gets in her way a lot. So maybe she’ll figure it out this season, maybe she won’t. But it’s a start!” –Orji:
“What we see in season two premiere is something that would happen in real life. I don’t know if Lawrence is a fake-nice guy as much as he’s lost. When you’ve been in a relationship for awhile and something like [cheating] happens, you don’t know which way to go, and your feelings are all over the place. As men, we don’t necessarily use our words so we stay confused and in our heads, and I think that’s what’s happening to Lawrence.” –Ellis: