It looks like Issa Rae's HBO pilot is moving forward! The Game's Jay Ellis and Basketball Wife's Yvonne Orji have signed on to star alongside Rae in her upcoming pilot, Insecure. Ellis will star opposite Rae as her unemployed boyfriend, and Orji will play our favorite awkward Black girl's best friend. Stay tuned on an air date for this sure-to-be-hilarious show! [Deadline]

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After two long years, the network finally greenlights the project.

Taylor Lewis
Oct, 16, 2015

Everyone's favorite awkward Black girl is finally coming to cable.

Two years after Issa Rae, the mastermind behind the Awkward Black Girl web series, inked a deal with HBO for a new comedy, Deadline reports that the network has greenlighted the project, Insecure.

Issa Rae Talks 'Awkward Black Girl,' HBO Series and What's Next

The show, written by both Rae and Larry Wilmore, will follow the friendship of two modern-day Black women, Issa (played by Rae herself) and Molly (Yvonne Orji). The Game's Jay Ellis will star opposite Rae as her unemployed boo.

Congrats, Issa! We are already setting our DVRs.