HBO Celebrating Insecure Season 4 Premiere With Virtual Block Party
In celebration of the season four premiere on April 12 of the hit comedy Insecure, HBO will be hosting its fourth annual block party for the series virtually.
Starting on Sunday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET, the four-part Virtual Block Party lineup will feature a Q&A with Insecure creator and star Issa Rae and the cast on her Instagram Live, an Instagram Live DJ set with Zaytoven, and a live Twitter watch party hosted by Rae.
Following the season premiere episode at 10:00 p.m. ET, there will be a surprise musical performance on Instagram Live from an artist featured in the upcoming season and on Insecure: Music from the HBO Original Series Season 4 Soundtrack, to be released this summer by Raedio (Rae’s new label) and Atlantic Records.
Music and community have always been central to the series. The annual block parties started as an intimate daylong gathering in Brooklyn, NY for season one, expanded to Inglewood, CA for season two, and culminated with over 2,500 fans attending Insecure Fest at Banc of California Stadium last season. This year’s Virtual Block Party moves the event online, with the potential to engage even more passionate Insecure fans.
“Insecure’s block parties have been a core piece of our marketing campaign and they’ve grown exponentially with each season,” said Jackie Gagne, Vice President, Multicultural Marketing at HBO. “Given the current circumstances, we still wanted to bring together a collective virtual community to celebrate the return of a beloved show on HBO with the hope that we could provide an escape from reality to enjoy great music and good laughs.”
Insecure explores the black female experience. It 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.
Season 4 continues to follow the main characters in the aftermath of the decisions they made in the last season. Issa pursues a passion project she actually cares about, Molly navigates a real relationship for the first time, Lawrence figures out what leveling-up means for him, and we see the effect of Tiffany’s new baby on the dynamic of the friend group. Along the way, we’ll see these characters evaluating relationships, both new and old, in an effort to figure out who and what comes with them in this next phase of their lives.
The comedy-drama series stars Issa Rae (The Hate U Give, Little) as Issa Dee, Yvonne Orji as Molly Carter, Jay Ellis (Escape Room) as Lawrence Walker, Lisa Joyce as Frieda, Natasha Rothwell (Saturday Night Live) as Kelli, Amanda Seales (black-ish) as Tiffany DuBois and Y’lan Noel (The First Purge) as Daniel King. For her performance in the series, Rae has already received two Golden Globe and one Emmy nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
Insecure was created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore with Rae serving as an executive producer alongside Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Jim Kleverweis and Dayna Lynne North.