Actor Jay Ellis is reprising his role as “Lawrence” in the upcoming season of HBO’s “Insecure.” #LawrenceHive, rejoice.
Not only is the star coming back to the hit series, he’s also set to direct an episode.
Ellis dropped the news in an Instagram post with a funny caption, alluding to the difficulty of being both talent and director.
“Me: Action! Me: …I forgot my line. Me: CUT!… F**king actors!!!” he captioned a photo of the redacted script.
For fans of Lawrence, Jay Ellis’ continued involvement in the show is great news. The internet erupted into a frenzy when it was teased that Ellis would not be returning to season 3 of the show.
During an interview with Vulture during Insecure Fest in 2018, Creator and co-star Issa Rae said of his departure, “We want to stay as true to life as possible. They had a great conversation at the end of season two and it was just about like, hey, she’s moving on Daniel, sometimes we have those conversations,” She shared. “You never see the exes again. And it’s okay! You gotta explore life without Lawrence.”
Of course, fans got the shock of their lives when he re-appeared towards the end of the season. We will be tuning in to see how his storyline unfolds when the show returns in 2020.
Jay isn’t the only “Insecure” cast mate becoming a little more involved in the show’s production. Comedian Natasha Rothwell, who plays Kelli, is both supervising producer and wrote an entire episode.
“Y’all not ready… #insecurehbo,” she captioned the announcement.
Congrats to them both!