One the most hilarious and underrated details of Issa Rae’s Insecure is definitely Due North, the show-within-the-show starring Regina Hall in pre-Civil War South. In the season 2 of Insecure, we watched the show as the characters do, following Hall’s meta character Ninny and the romantic relationship she has with her white slave master.
With season 3 around the corner, Issa and her best friend Molly played by Yvonne Orji, as well as the other characters on the show, will be tuning into a new hit series. Prentice Penny, who serves as executive producer and showrunner of the HBO series, revealed to Variety that there would be a new show-within-the-show to follow Due North.
“It’s definitely timely in the wake of a lot of things that happened in Hollywood in the last month or so,” Penny teased. It’s unclear exactly what he means, but he could be referring to the #MeToo movement on top of a number of other things.
A trailer for the new season dropped earlier this month, featuring the girls of the show "thrivin' and lookin' like all three Jennifer Hudsons." Watch the full trailer below.
As revealed in a Q & A with the Hollywood Reporter, Insecure season 3 will take a deep-dive into "black masculinity as it relates to black women" and more. "I think that's something interesting that we haven't gotten a chance to explore yet — and specifically toxic male black masculinity as it relates to black women," Rae said. "I'm trying to find a way to explore that and get a rounded storyline that isn't preachy." As the characters enter their third decades of existence, she added, we'll also see them "adulting in a new way."
Season 3 of Insecure airs on HBO on August 12.