Issa Rae’s New HBO Show Debuts To Over 1 Million Viewers
The first episode of the series, which aired on HBO, garnered upwards of 1 million viewers. The eight-episode comedy series chronicles two Black women, played by Rae and Yvonne Orji, as they deal with experiences surrounding their professional and personal lives.
“I wanted to have two dark-skinned women as leads who were still desirable and still were to a degree—it’s called Insecure—but they still have a sense of confidence in who they are. We don’t get to see that. For me, that was an important choice,” said Rae. “I just want to force people to relate to black people. That’s kind of what I want the legacy to be. For people to look back and be like, “Oh my gosh these human black characters, I saw myself in them and I didn’t know that I could.”
Watch episode one below:
Congrats to Issa and the entire cast of “Insecure” for the success!!!