Taking a page from Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta FX’? ‘Insecure’ fans it appears that you’re going to have to wait another year before you get a new season of the series created by Issa Rae. Yesterday, news began to circulate that the HBO show will not be returning in 2019 as expected but instead will return in 2020. According to a statement from HBO, it looks that Rae’s newest opportunities has taken some of her attention.
Be prepared, Insecure fans. Issa Rae’s popular HBO show won’t be back until 2020. Turns out Rae is a little too busy for HBO right now. “Well, Issa became a big movie star!” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys to Vulture. “We’re not the first place to deal with this, but when you’re in business with very creative and talented people, there are a lot more opportunities for people to do things. Issa, I think, partly wanted a break to come back fresh.” Along with Insecure, Westworld, starring Tessa Thompson, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton, will also come back in 2020, with Lena Waithe now joining the cast. Insecure’s hiatus will allow for the show to come back after some dust has settled at HBO, which is in the middle of a juggling act with new content and new viewership threats from streaming services like Netflix, which bested them at the Emmys last year, breaking their 18-year streak as the most nominated network.