It is onerous to think about Insecure with out Issa’s on-again, off-again relationship with potential soul mate Lawrence. But, in accordance with star and co-creator Issa Rae, Lawrence (performed by the oh-so-dashing Jay Ellis) was meant to have solely a one-season story line.

In an interview with Leisure Weekly, Issa revealed that she “did not know that he would final so lengthy.” So how did Lawrence come to be a significant participant on Insecure? Nicely, that is easy: It had all the things to do with Jay’s efficiency.

“Jay introduced a lot humanity [to Lawrence] and made him so endearing,” she continued, “but additionally personable and relatable—the place everybody is aware of a man like that. These have been the tales that have been fascinating to jot down, particularly as a result of there weren’t quite a lot of examples on display screen of only a common Black dude who’s not cool, not extraordinary. He is only a dude attempting to determine it out, too.”

As followers of the present properly know, Lawrence began off as Issa’s unmotivated boyfriend, who struggled to seek out his footing within the tech world. But, after a devastating break up together with his longtime love, Lawrence bought his act collectively and went by one in every of our favourite TV glow-ups.