Insecure Season 5: Release Date, Cast, And More

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Anyone else feeling lowkey sad? The news that season 5 would be the last for HBO's "Insecure" really hits hard — it's always sad when a good show comes to an end. But before we say our tearful goodbyes to Issa and the rest of her crew, we have one more season to see where everyone's lives will shake out. Hold back your tears and keep reading: here's everything you need to know about the final season of Insecure.

Insecure Season 5 Release Date And Where You Can Watch It

The "Insecure" swan song begins on Sunday, October 24, 2021. As usual, the series will air new episodes weekly on HBO, which will also be available to stream on HBO Max. Like the fourth season, the final run is 10 episodes long.

What is Insecure?

"Insecure" is a passion project from Issa Rae, co-created by Larry Wilmore. The Emmy-winning series premiered back in 2016, partially based on Rae's web series, "The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl." "Insecure" began with eight episodes intent on delving into the love of two contemporary Black women, best friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji). Friends since college, the twentysomething women were both struggling to navigate the complexities of their careers and relationships in South L.A. 

The pair endure more than a few rough patches in their friendship along the way, but their bond holds tight and gives them guidance when all else fails. The dramedy also delves into various social and racial issues, but always puts the characters first. In addition to being clever and hilarious, "Insecure" is also notable for its ever-impressive soundtrack. In fact, Solange Knowles served as a music consultant for the first season.

Here's what HBO has said about the final season of "Insecure":

The series continues to follow our favorite 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.

Insecure Season 5 Cast

Issa Rae will reprise the role of Issa once more, joined by many of the other series regulars. Yvonne Orji will return as Molly, along with Jay Ellis as Lawrence, Natasha Rothwell as Kelli, Amanda Seales as Tiffany, and Courtney Taylor as Sequoia. Season 4 ended on more than one cliffhanger, with major relationships left unresolved. Issa's relationships with Molly and Lawrence are especially mysterious, and we can expect the final season to deal with their many complications.

Insecure Season 5 Director, Writers and More

The final season was penned during quarantine by star and co-creator Issa Rae, showrunner Prentice Penny, and star and co-writer Natasha Rothwell. Penny has previously directed an episode in each of the past 3 seasons and may return as a director in the final 10 episodes. ​​Filming for Season 5 of "Insecure" has already wrapped.

Insecure Season 5 Trailer