The first trailer for Issa Rae’s HBO series Insecure is finally here, after enduring the treacherous Hollywood pilot cycle. The show, a worthy follow-up to her popular web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, premieres this fall.
Fans have been dying to see some semblance of Awkward Black Girl on TV as a reward both for her and us, even more so when the project was picked up in 2013 with Larry Wilmore attached. In the trailer, Issa Rae stands in front of a classroom as one student asks, “Why you talk like a white girl?”
It’s just 49 seconds—a white lady asks what “on fleek” means; Issa forces an awkward fist bump—but seems to have a similar tone as the series: witty, irreverent and topical. “Black women aren’t bitter,” Issa tells the class. “We’re just tired of being expected to settle for less.”