“I’m tired of this dating stuff,” says Issa Rae, who is single and not quite ready to mingle in the official trailer for the upcoming second season of HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy series “Insecure.” The trailer premiered online today in advance of its premiere on Sunday, July 23 at 10:30pm. Watch it above.
Issa Rae created “Insecure” with Emmy winner Larry Wilmore (“The Nightly Show,” “Black-ish”) and stars as Issa Dee, who works at a nonprofit organization to benefit middle-school students. In the first season, which premiered last fall, Issa and her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji) dealt with personal and professional struggles. That included Issa’s relationship with her boyfriend Lawrence (Jay Ellis), whom she cheated on. As a result she’s single again, but she wants him back.
“Insecure” earned widespread critical acclaim when it premiered in October. It earned Rae a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Comedy Actress and most recently a Television Critics Association nom for Best Individual Achievement in Comedy. Now she’s considered one of the top contenders for an Emmy nomination for Best Comedy Actress. She could be nominated for Best Comedy Writing as well: she’s on the ballot for both the series premiere episode, “Insecure as F*ck,” and the season finale, “Broken as F*ck.”
If she and the show are nominated, it will be a major advantage to be airing new episodes during the voting period for winners. While other shows are on hiatus between seasons she will be generating weekly buzz for her show, reminding voters why they admire her. Airing new episodes during Emmy voting is a strategy that has previously helped other shows like “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” win top prizes. On the comedy side, “Sex and the City” won Best Comedy Series in 2001 for its third season while its fourth season was airing.
What do you think of the new trailer for “Insecure”? Will the new season help Issa Rae win Emmys?
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