I’m so proud of Issa Rae. I remember when I discovered her web series, Awkward Black Girl and knew I had to meet her so we could feature her in or New, NEW Black Woman series. Can’t believe it’s been four years! Got to give myself a pat on the back that I knew her star would rise!
Under the mentorship of Shonda Rhimes, Issa Rae has gone on to have major successes and projects, with the biggest so far is her new series, Insecure.
The half-hour comedy series, starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, looks at the friendship, experiences and tribulations of two black women. Created and executive produced by Issa Rae, this eight-episode series is also executive produced by Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Beck, Jonathan Berry, and Larry Wilmore as a consultant.
Make sure you support Issa and watch the premiere on HBO October 9, 10:30PM, I know I’ll be watching!