Unlike most shows in the U.S. who try to drag out the series into as many seasons as possible, Lena Dunham has a different idea for her HBO hit series, Girls. The writer/actress was recently on the radio’s morning Z100 Elvis Duran show, where she explained she prefers “the British model — in and out.”
Which is one of the reasons why she says Girls, will likely make the sixth season the final one.
“Never say never,” said Dunham. “But that is the way that we’re thinking about it right now and we’re starting to think about sort of how to wrap up the story lines of these particular young women. I started working on this show when I was 23, and now I’m going to be 30 so it kind of feels right that this show kind of sandwiched my 20s and then I go off into the world!”
Dunham has a lot on her plate, other than writing, producing and directing her own show. On top of debuting her first memoir not too long ago, Not That Kind Of Girl, she also recently started the Lenny Letter email newsletter and is an activist for Planned Parenthood.
The eight-time-Emmy-nominee also had an essay published earlier this year in The New Yorker titled “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz”– comparing her Jewish boyfriend (Jack Antonoff, lead singer of fun.) to a dog.
The Girls cast and crew wrapped filming for the fifth season in August, and it will premier this coming January. While it has not yet been officially renewed for a sixth season, this isn’t too much cause for concern since the HBO network seldom renews more than one season ahead of time. Dunham has said that she and Jenni Konner, co-producer, have already discussed with the network the idea of ending it after the sixth season.
So what will this mean for the rest of the cast? Considering the success of the show, it’s likely Dunham’s co-stars will have absolutely no problem finding fulfilling work after the show ends. And they all already seem to have their plates full too as well.
Adam Driver, who has already starred in major motion pictures over the past several years, including This Is Where I Leave You and While We’re Young, is starring in Star Wars VII, which is already in post-production. Allison Williams just recently married Ricky Van Veen; Zosia Mamet is already working on multiple projects, including Wiener-Dog, Dominion, and Goldbricks in Bloom.
You can listen to the full radio interview with Dunham:
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