Rae announced the news on Twitter Tuesday, Aug. 8, and her co-star, Yvonne Orji, posted about it moments later.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) August 8, 2017
— Yvonne Orji (@YvonneOrji) August 8, 2017
The HBO series follows Rae’s character, also named Issa, as she navigates her relationships at work and in her personal life. The show has resonated with viewers as an authentic portrayal of Black female friendship.
Many celebrated the news online.
— G 🤷🏽♂️ (@ohyeahitsg) August 8, 2017
Me, all day at work after hearing this news pic.twitter.com/pzracZLZnD
— Robin Thede (@robinthede) August 8, 2017
— @Kpeezie (@DivineIVY9) August 8, 2017
Yes 🙌🏾 Congrats, Issa!! https://t.co/Ste9j82ObJ
— Francheska (@HeyFranHey) August 8, 2017