Issa Rae is gearing up to release the fifth and final season of her hit HBO comedy series, Insecure, after three years. And just as we began to mourn the loss of our favourite Sunday night routine with Rae and her cast mates, the awkward Black girl hints there could possibly be a spin-off in the works.
“There’s a chance for everything,” Rae told Entertainment Tonight’s Nischelle Turner. “I never want to overstay my welcome,” ET reported, saying Rae cited The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Six Feet Under as examples of shows “that left their fans wanting more. There were good endings and they left me satisfied and you know, I wanted more of them and I missed them, but I was just like, ‘Oh, I’m glad it went out like that.’”
She continued, telling ET: “There’s pressure before ending the show, but I just, I love what we’ve been able to do and I love the stories that we’re telling, I love the cast so much. And to be able to go out in what I hope is a strong way, it feels good.”
As for shooting the final season during a pandemic, Rae told ET it’s been a bit of a struggle. “I feel so thankful that we’re able to work and we’re actually able to shoot this season because we had a lot of false starts,” she said. “We were supposed to be shooting way back in September and that just didn’t happen. And obviously in L.A. as you know, we’ve been the epicenter and so even just coming out of that was a challenge.” Rae said people often want to know if shooting has been bittersweet and she said it’s been mostly sweet. “The only bitter part is the fact that COVID is in place because it doesn’t allow us to fully immerse ourselves in the experience and each other and you know, properly saying goodbye,” she explained. “And it sucks to go out like this, but this feels a little more optimistic. You know, I’m fully vaccinated, I’m hyped!” — and it doesn’t hurt that Rae also signed a five-year overall deal with WarnerMedia. “I have my own ideas, but we’re really excited about working with other creators, collaborating with other people, being fans of their work and seeing what they have cooking up,” she told ET. “’m over the moon right now with the potential.”