Issa Rae is just as excited about Season 4 of “Insecure” as you are.

“We were always like, ‘Ooh, season four going to be lit!’” she told Teen Vogue. “[This season is] just about asking the question: Are people in your life for a reason or a season?”

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The 35-year-old creator, writer, actress and producer of HBO’s “Insecure” said she and the rest of her team always knew the show’s third season was a “building season,” as each of the main characters experienced new milestones in their lives that would propel their plotlines into the next chapter.

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Issa Rae is pictured attending the 70th Emmy Awards on Sept. 17, 2018 in Los Angeles. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

The L.A. native bases much of the “Insecure” storyline off of her own life experiences. Season 4 will delve more into the show’s setting, playing off of the real-life insecurities that many L.A. natives face surrounding gentrification.

“I call [the show] a time capsule of South L.A. because from season one to season four, it’s different,” Rae said. “You see it, and it’s tragic, but it’s also going to serve as a nostalgic piece, which I’m proud of.”

As an Emmy-nominated actress and the first black woman to both create and star-in a premium cable series, Rae is aware that she is in a rare position of power and does not take it for granted.

“I want to make sure that with each project I’m taking on, I’m bringing something to the table and not just showing up as me,” she said. “A lot of people don't get this opportunity, so I don't want to take it for granted.”

In that same vein, Rae is aware that “Insecure” speaks to and is a much-needed form of representation for black women specifically, that are often overlooked in mainstream media. But that means she also wants to make it the best it can be, hence the nearly two-year hiatus.

“We needed a pause,” she said. “Coming back, we just felt so fresh and excited to be there, and it showed. It felt like fun again.”

“Insecure” Season 4 premieres April 12 at 10 p.m. EDT on HBO.