HBO has announced that its highly-rated series, Insecure, will be ending after season 5 but just why is the show coming to an end?
HBO’s Insecure has been one of the network’s highest-rated series since it arrived on our screens in 2016.
However, on January 13th, 2021, it was announced that Insecure will be coming to an end after the upcoming season 5.
But just why is Insecure ending? Has HBO cancelled the series or has Insecure’s story run its course?
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Insecure first arrived on our screens in October 2016.
In the years since, four seasons of the series have aired on HBO and have earned huge critical acclaim, averaging an impressive 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Insecure has focussed on the characters Issy Dee and Molly Carter and we have watched on as their lives have unfolded, witnessing new career opportunities, breakdowns in relationships and struggles within themselves and their community.
Season 5 will be Insecure’s last
It was announced on January 13th, 2021 that season 5 of Insecure will be the show’s last.
Season 5 of Insecure was confirmed in May 2020, mid-way through season 4.
According to Deadline, the scripts for season 5 are all completed and production on what is now the final season is set to begin within the coming weeks.
Why is Insecure ending?
- Insecure ending because its story has run its course and is coming to a conclusion.
Speaking to Deadline, co-creator and star Issa Rae said: “We always planned to tell this story through five seasons, be we couldn’t have made it this far without the tremendous support of our audience.”
“Prentice [executive producer] 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,” Issa added.
As alluded to by Insecure’s co-creator, the show has simply run its course and has not been cancelled with more stories left to tell.
All four seasons of Insecure are available to stream now on HBO Max and production on season 5 is expected to get underway in the coming weeks.