Where to watch 'Insecure': don't miss the final season of the Issa Rae hit

It's time! We'll tell you where to watch 'Insecure'—and when—so that you don't miss a thing

Issa Rae in Insecure Season 5 - Episode 1, Where to watch Insecure
(Image credit: Glen Wilson/HBO)

It's the final countdown but first things first: where to watch Insecure? Although you're probably not quite ready to part ways with Issa, Molly and Lawrence, the dramedy is gearing up for its final run. But don't fret—we'll help you prepare for the grand finale.

From friendship breakups to romantic breakups, the fifth season covers a range of heavy topics but manages to include its signature wit in the process. You'd be hard-pressed to skip out. 

"Issa has turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy,” said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO programming, in a statement. “The show is as incisive as it is heartfelt, and it has resonated strongly with its audience."

Let's dive into everything we know about the newest season and where to watch the Insecure season 5 premiere.

Where to watch 'Insecure'

The dramedy is available on HBO Max. You can sign up for $9.99 per month or opt for an ad-free experience for $14.99 per month. 

When is the 'Insecure' season 5 premiere?

It's the last hoorah for Issa and Molly, and you need to soak up every second of the final chapter. Catch the Insecure season 5 premiere on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT. 

The previous four seasons are also available on HBO, if you need to catch up before the new episodes hit. 

Watch the 'Insecure' season 5 trailer:

"I just want to fast forward to the part of my life where everything's ok," we hear Issa say in the fifth season's teaser. 

From college reunions to family get-togethers, emotions appear to run high, and we're preparing for all the feels.

Where does 'Insecure' season 4 leave off?

Judging from the season 4 cliffhangers, Insecure is going to cover a lot of territory when it returns to TV: Issa and Molly's repaired relationship and their respective love lives. 

Though Lawrence and Issa finally reunited, his bombshell baby news kind of leaves their status up in the air. Meanwhile, Molly and Andrew appear to have parted ways for good, but will we actually get to see him again? 

And what about the ladies? Will they ever get back to where they were?

'Insecure' season 5 plot: What we know

Rather than move forward, the final season starts with flashbacks to young Issa, and we suspect this theme will run throughout the duration of the season. 

In the debut episode, Issa finds herself on a panel at her Standford 10-year reunion, questioning if she made the right decisions in life. Meanwhile, Molly is too preoccupied with her breakup to truly feel invested in anything else.

Entertainment sources also expect that we'll get a glimpse into what Issa's career path has in store for her next.

'Insecure' season 5 cameo: Who's showing up?

The familiar faces from previous seasons will reenter the picture, but you can also expect a cameo from Miss Keke Palmer, who took to social media to share the good news. (We're excited, too!) 

Though funny and at times emotional, Insecure hit screens in 2016 with a purpose.

"The goal was to elevate regular Black people and make us look as beautiful in our regularness as humanly possible," Rae told The New York Times. "I think we achieved that."

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.