The ‘Insecure’ Finale Lands Soon, But Here’s Why You Should’ve Been Watching from the Start

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The fifth and final season of the hit Emmy-winning comedy series Insecure will premiere on 25 October on BINGE, with new episodes streaming weekly. 

If you’ve never seen the show, we must implore you to add it to your watch list immediately because a series like this does not come along very often. 

Created by and starring Issa Rae, Insecure follows the trials and tribulations of Issa Dee, as she struggles to navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles along with her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji). 

Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, Courtney Taylor and Leonard Robinson round out the cast and Prentice Penny, who has served as producer on shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Happy Endings, executive produces along with Rae. 

The final ten episodes will continue to follow our favourite characters as they evaluate their relationships, both new and old, in an effort to figure out who and what comes with them in this next phase of their lives. 

The series was first picked up by HBO in 2016 and was partially based on Rae’s acclaimed web series Awkward Black Girl. Over the course of its run, Insecure has been critically acclaimed and praised for bringing Black voices into a space that has historically been dominated by white folks and for examining the social and racial issues through the lens of the contemporary American Black experience.

“My definition of Blackness on screen and how I choose to reflect it is in the most grounded way,” Rae told Britsh Vogue at the start of 2021.

“I’ve always made it clear that my characters are very specific Black people — I’m not trying to represent an entire race with my work because I can’t do that and it’s not my place to do so.”

The series has been nominated for eight Primetime Emmy Awards including for Outstanding Comedy Series. Rae herself has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and two Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Orji also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2020 for her performance as Molly. 

One of the elements that really make the show pop is the friendship between Issa and Molly who are, in many ways, polar opposites. While Issa struggles financially and feels under-appreciated at the not-for-profit she works at and stagnant in her relationship, Molly is a very successful corporate attorney who has no luck when it comes to meeting the right man. 

So what is in store for Issa and Molly as Insecure draws to a close? 

“To sum it up in three words: grounded, growth and legacy,” Rae told British Vogue. “When I started, I knew when it would end and the space the characters would be in, but didn’t know the ending — I’m excited for people to see it.

“I’m flattered that people think I’m an idiot for ending it. Without a doubt, it was mostly positive feedback and I’m going to miss the show. I’m glad and grateful that it’s ending on our terms.”

The fifth and final season of Insecure will premiere on BINGE on October 25 and you can catch up on seasons 1-4 on the streaming platform now. 

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