After creating a cult following with her web-series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, Issa Rae appeared to be poised for her big break. With an initial go ahead for a series from HBO, the actress/writer/director’s debut appeared to be on the back-burner when series co-creator Larry Wilmore began work on his own show on Comedy Central. However, the long wait is finally over. Insecure stars Rae as a non-profit worker navigating her professional and social life in her South Los Angeles surroundings.

The eight-episode series debuts October 9, at 10:30pm, on HBO. Check out the first two teaser trailers below: