INSECURE SEASON 2 EPISODES

The critically acclaimed series INSECURE returns for its eight-episode second season SUNDAY, JULY 23 (10:30–11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Starring Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae as Issa, Yvonne Orji as Molly, Jay Ellis as Lawrence and Lisa Joyce as Frieda, the series follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.

Episode #16 (season 2, episode 8): “Hella Perspective” (season finale)

Debut: SUNDAY, SEPT. 10 (11:00–11:30 p.m.)

Photos: Natasha Rothwell, Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae (Credit: Justina Mintz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Over the course of one pivotal month, Issa (Issa Rae), Molly (Yvonne Orji) and Lawrence (Jay Ellis) face choices affecting their work and personal lives, with each considering whether to embrace a new future or look back to the past.

Written by Issa Rae; directed by Melina Matsoukas.

Photos: Issa Rae; Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji
Photos (L-R): Issa Rae, Lisa Joyce; Issa Rae; Jay Ellis (Credit for all: Justina Mintz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode #15 (season 2, episode 7): “Hella Disrespectful”

Debut: SUNDAY, SEPT. 3 (10:30–11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Photo: Issa Rae, Jay Ellis (Credit: Justina Mintz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Tensions run high during Derek (Wade Allain-Marcus) and Tiffany’s (Amanda Seales) dinner party. Molly (Yvonne Orji) rethinks her future after being forced to come to terms with her romantic realities. Issa (Issa Rae) tries to make things right with Frieda (Lisa Joyce).

Written by Prentice Penny; directed by Kevin Bray.

Photos: Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae; Natasha Rothwell, Ron G
Photos: Yvonne Orji; Issa Rae
Photos (L-R): Issa Rae; Amanda Seales, Wade Allain-Marcus; Sarunas J. Jackson (Credit for all: Justina Mintz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode #14 (season 2, episode 6): “Hella Blows”

Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 27 (10:55–11:30 p.m.)

Photo: Issa Rae (Credit: Justina Mintz/HBO) Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Finding herself without a car, Issa (Issa Rae) is met with disappointment as she maintains her roster. Molly (Yvonne Orji) frets about an important friendship while embracing something new. Lawrence (Jay Ellis) gets a rude awakening at work after pitching his app.

Written by Regina Hicks & Ben Cory Jones; directed by Kevin Bray.

Photo: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji
Photos (L-R): Saunas J. Jackson, Yvonne Orji; Amanda Seales, Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae; Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae (Credit: Justina Mintz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode #13 (season 2, episode 5): “Hella Shook”

Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 20 (10:45–11:15 p.m.)

Photo: Sarunas J. Jackson, Yvonne Orji (Credit: Justina Mintz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Issa (Issa Rae) attempts to build a roster and butts heads with Frieda (Lisa Joyce) at a work retreat. Molly’s (Yvonne Orji) day takes an unexpected turn at her parents’ vow renewal ceremony. Lawrence (Jay Ellis) stumbles upon news about Issa.

Written by Ben Dougan; directed by Tina Mabry.

Photos: Lisa Joyce, Issa Rae; Yvonne Orji
Photos (L-R): Sarunas J. Jackson; Jay Ellis; Issa Rae
Photos: Jay Ellis, Wade Allain-Marcus; Issa Rae (Credit for all: Justina Mintz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode #12 (season 2, episode 4): “Hella LA”

Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 13 (10:30–11:00 p.m.)

Photo: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji (Credit: Justina Mintz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

At a day party, Issa (Issa Rae) has her newfound confidence shaken. Molly (Yvonne Orji) has a blast from the past with Dro (Sarunas J. Jackson), a childhood friend. A trip to the grocery store turns into a wild and crazy night for Lawrence (Jay Ellis).

Written by Laura Kittrell; directed by Prentice Penny.

Photos: Issa Rae; Jay Ellis (Credit for both: Justina Mintz/HBO).
Photos (L-R): Natasha Rothwell; Neil Brown Jr.; Issa Rae, Y’Ian Noel (Credit for all: Justina Mintz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode #11 (season 2, episode 3): “Hella Open”

Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 6 (10:30–11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Photo: Issa Rae (Credit: Justina Mintz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

A sexually frustrated Issa (Issa Rae) explores a new dating outlook. On a girls’ night out, Molly (Yvonne Orji) meets a promising new guy. Lawrence’s (Jay Ellis) commitment is tested by his new work friends.

Written by Dayna Lynne North; directed by Marta Cunningham.

Photos (L-R): Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae; Dominique Perry, Jay Ellis; Yvonne Orji (Credit for all: Justina Mintz/HBO).
Photos: Yvonne Orji; Jay Ellis (Credit for both: Justina Mintz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode #10 (season 2, episode 2): “Hella Questions”

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 30 (10:30–11:00 p.m.)

Photo: Issa Rae (Credit: Justina Mintz/courtesy of HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Issa (Issa Rae) tries to make sense of a cryptic encounter. Lawrence (Jay Ellis) considers crucial decisions. After being on the receiving end of harsh truths, Molly (Yvonne Orji) plots to join the office “boys club.” Issa and Frieda (Lisa Joyce) encounter a problematic vice principal.

Written by Amy Aniobi; directed by Melina Matsoukas.

Photos (L-R): Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae, Amanda Seales, Natasha Rothwell (Credit: Lisa Rose/HBO); Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae, Amanda Seales (Credit: Lisa Rose/HBO); Issa Rae. (Credit: Justina Mintz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.
Photos (L-R): Issa Rae; Jay Ellis. (Credit for all: Justina Mintz/courtesy of HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode #9 (season 2, episode 1): “Hella Great”

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 23 (10:30–11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Photo: Issa Rae (Credit: Justina Mintz/courtesy of HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Issa (Issa Rae) struggles in the aftermath of her breakup with Lawrence (Jay Ellis), while facing challenges at a new work assignment. Molly (Yvonne Orji) questions her worth at work. Lawrence adjusts to his new living arrangement.

Written by Issa Rae; directed by Melina Matsoukas.

Photos (L-R): Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae; Issa Rae, Lisa Joyce; Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae (Credit for all: Justina Mintz/courtesy of HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

Issa Rae wrote the New York Times bestseller “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” which was published in 2015. Her web content has garnered more than 25 million views and over 200,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice and winning the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series “Awkward Black Girl,” she has worked on web content for Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds and numerous others.

Insecure: The Complete First Season” is now available on Blu-ray with Digital HD and DVD. All eight episodes are also available now on Digital HD.

INSECURE was created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry; co-executive producers, Jim Kleverweis, Dayna Lynne North, Ben Dougan and Regina Hicks.

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