Insecure is one of the shows that had it all, multiple Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe wins and nominations, a show that is beloved by critics and audiences alike, and yet another solid offering from HBO. Then why there’s no Insecure Season 6?
The show that was created by the legendary producer Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, is a comedy series that follows Issa and Molly, two best friends who are exploring their career, friendships, and relationships while living in their hometown of South Los Angeles. The show also depicts the nuances of the contemporary African-American experience. Based and an extension of Issa Rae’s web series ‘Awkward Black Girl,’ the series progresses through the conflicts the two friends face, resolve and the dynamics of living in modern-day America trying to make it through.
The drama series was originally released on October 9, 2016, and went on to receive immense acclaim from critics and audiences alike. After five thought-provoking, entertaining, and stunning installments, unfortunately the show has come to an end.
Why there’s no Insecure Season 6?
Insecure Season 5, and it’s final season premiered on October 24, 2021, on HBO, concluding its run on December 26, 2021. The fifth season comprises ten episodes with a runtime of 27–41 minutes each.
As far as Insecure Season 6 concerned, on January 13th HBO announced that Insecure won’t get the sixth season. According to co-creator Issa Rae, the conclusion of the show is the result of the pre-planned end of the narrative. “Prentice and I are so grateful that HBO believed in our show from the beginning and kept faith in us to see our vision through the end. We always planned to tell this story through five seasons, but we couldn’t have made it this far without the tremendous support of our audience,” she said to Deadline.
In an interview given to Vogue, Rae explained the motivation behind concluding the show. “I just felt it from season one. I wanted a five-season show for this particular story. I’m a restless person. We’re going to be asking people to commit five years of their life to something. You kind of get restless after that fourth year, and I want to love these people. I want these people to still want to be on the show, from the writers to the actors to the crew,” she said.
Even though the end of this show was inevitable and disappointing, for Rae to move forward in her career. “I’ve been wrapping my head around this [the conclusion of the narrative] since, candidly, season 3. But I’m so grateful to be able to play this character, who is obviously a version of me, and in the same way that I want this character to grow, I want to be able to grow too. So I think that’s what comes with it – I’ve played her for a long time, and I have so much more that I want to do,” the co-creator said to ET Online. Considering these factors, it is highly unlikely that Insecure Season 6 will come into fruition.
But fans of the show can look forward seeing her inputs in various upcoming projects in different capacities. In March 2021, Rae’s Hoorae label signed a five-year overall deal with WarnerMedia, extending her partnership with the media company. As per Rae, Hoorae had at least 15 projects in development with HBO at the time of the deal. Therefore, we can definitely hope for Rae’s return with new productions.
After five successful seasons, ‘Insecure’ concluded upon paving the way for many more highly relevant projects from Issa Rae and her team. So say goodbye to Insecure Season 6, as we look forward for more shows from Issa Rae and team in HBO in the upcoming years.