HBO has just revealed its plans for a ten-episode second season of Insecure. The show’s fellow Sunday primetime newcomers, Westworld and the Sarah Jessica Parker-starring Divorce, were also picked up for second seasons.
Insecure and Divorce will return in 2017, while Westworld will come back in late 2017 or the first half of 2018, according to HBO’s president of programming, Casey Bloys.
The second season pickups were based on six weeks of ratings data. Insecure is averaging 3.2 million viewers per episode when reruns, VOD and streaming airings are factored in, while Westworld and Divorce are averaging 11.7 and 4.4 million viewers per episode respectively.
Of the decision to pick up Insecure for another season, Bloys also noted the show’s “huge social media response from a passionate fan base” and the “new voice” the series represents.
— INSECUREHBO (@insecurehbo) November 14, 2016
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) November 14, 2016
*cues DMX “X Gon’Give It to Ya!” Followed by Ma$E’s “Welcome Back!” Because @insecurehbo is coming back for SEASON 2!!! Thank you all for watching! Thanks to the AMAZING writers for creating a dope season, thanks to @issarae, @ldub61, @the_a_prentice & @msmelina for having RIDICULOUS vision, thanks to the cast for BRINGIN it! And thanks to @hbo for allowing it to be BROUGHT, unfiltered and REAL! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for your favorite 20-somethings! #insecureHBO #iAmMolly #90sHipHopIsMyLoveLanguage #iJustBarkedAndHarlemShaked #YesISaidShakedAndNotShook #DontJudgeMe!