Exclusive: ‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny Talks Season 2, Directing Issa Rae & Quashes ‘Satc’ Comparisons

Exclusive: ‘Insecure’ Showrunner Prentice Penny Talks Season 2, Directing Issa Rae & Quashes ‘Satc’ Comparisons
Prentice Penny wears many hats -- showrunner, executive producer and writer -- on the HBO series Insecure, about two black women navigating work and relationships in South Los Angeles. And with Sunday’s episode -- season two’s “Hella La”, which he calls a bridge between the first and second half of the season -- he’s added director to that collection.

After years of producing shows like Scrubs, Happy Endings and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Penny has finally helmed an episode of TV, something he tells Et he’s wanted to do for a while now. But it was Insecure -- which was co-created by and stars Issa Rae -- that proved to be the best place for him to make his directorial debut. “It’s certainly a safe environment because I know the show and what we’re going to accomplish creatively,” Penny says. “The most interesting thing, which I’ve told Issa and other people, [is] it
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