Jay Ellis won’t be returning for season 3 of HBO’s Insecure.
Rumors began to swirl that the actor wouldn’t be back after he failed to appear in the trailer for the upcoming season.
Speaking at the HBO Insecure Fest in Los Angeles over the weekend, the show’s creator, writer and star, Issa Rae, confirmed his exit to Vulture. She said she isn’t worried about fan reaction.
“No, I don’t care!” Rae said. “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 to Daniel, sometimes we have those conversations. You never see the exes again, and it’s okay! You gotta explore life without Lawrence.”
Ellis played Lawrence on the first two seasons of the series.
Fans witnessed his goodbye to Issa at the end of season two after he discovered her relationship with Daniel.
Insecure is set to return to HBO on Sunday, Aug. 12.