Looks like the folks over at HBO were impressed by the pilot for Issa Rae’s comedy Insecure because after delays, the network has finally given it a series order.

Loosely based on Rae’s life, Insecure is about the “friendship of two modern-day black women, Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji), and all of their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations.”

The show also stars Jay Ellis as Lawrence, Issa’s depressed and unemployed boyfriend, and Lisa Joyce as Issa’s coworker at an educational non-profit firm.

Insecure was co-created with the Nightly Show’s Larry Wilmore, and Brooklyn Nine Nine’s Prentice Penny will serve as the showrunner.

We can’t wait!

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  • TuckingFypo

    I’m so happy for her!

  • TastyTaco

    Nice, the last cable show I could think of with Black leads are “Soul Food” the series, and The Wire. I don’t really watch “Power” much. I can’t wait!!! I enjoyed her “Awkward Black Girl” webisodes.

  • Congratulations to Sister Issa Rae.

  • mywordsaremypower

    I love her so much. I hope they let her creative flow happen and they do not force the monolithic stereotypes. We need more people like her to create shows that black people relate too. I swear ABG is so me, but it was never represented in mainstream all black girls are one way. You go Issa, I’m always routing for you!!