When Does ‘Insecure’ Season 5 Come Out? Here’s Everything We Know

As the world continues to grapple with all the surprises of 2020, Insecure has been a big source of comic relief. But now that the fourth season has wrapped, viewers just don’t know what to do next. But don’t worry — there’s more Insecure on the way. Here’s everything we know about season 5 so far.

The cast of 'Insecure'
Robin Thede, Prentice Penny, Natasha Rothwell, Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, and Kendrick Sampson at an event for ‘Insecure’ in May 2019 | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic For HBO

What to know about ‘Insecure’ Season 5

Show creator and star Issa Rae confirmed on May 1 that Insecure would return for a fifth season.

“We’re thrilled that Issa, Prentice [Penny], and the whole Insecure team will be getting back together for a fifth season,” Amy Gravitt, the executive vice president of HBO Programming, added in a statement shared with Variety at the time. “As we laugh and cringe with recognition, their stories make us all feel a little less alone in the world.”

What is the release date for ‘Insecure’ Season 5?

The announcements made fans wonder just when season 5 would air. Insecure usually airs its seasons within a year of one another. However, there was a nearly two-year gap between season 3 and 4, which made it hard to determine when season 5 would debut. (Rae said in interviews that she was taking time off to focus on her growing film career.)

But after the season 4 finale aired on June 14, Rae announced the show would return in 2021.

“Thank you guys for watching with us this season! See you (COVID-willing) next year!” she wrote.

Rae did not share an exact date, but she had previously revealed on Instagram on May 4 that she had already been “back to work” with fellow Insecure creators.

What will ‘Insecure’ Season 5 be about?

Given the season 4 finale, it seems likely that the next installment will focus on the status of Issa’s relationship with Lawrence, her friendship with Molly, and her growing career as a “culture curator.” Rae also teased to BAZAAR.com in an interview published on June 14 that Issa might finally learn to “embrace the insecurities that shape her, rather than let them define her.”

“We always talk about taking Issa on a journey to becoming secure in her insecurities in a way, because I think that’s part of fully accepting yourself, flaws and all. Like, I know who I am, I know where my issues are, and I’m fine with that, and I’m happy with who I am,” she explained. “So much of Issa’s journey has been about denying who she is, not being honest about her feelings, and just really being obviously insecure about so much of her life. So a happy ending to me would just be Issa feeling happy and satisfied to give her whole self to the world.”

But only time will tell what happens. In the meantime, Insecure is available on HBO now for your viewing pleasure.

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