Just when season 5 of Girls is around the corner, I hear about the show ending next year. Noooooo.
HBO confirmed on Wednesday that Girls, created by and starring Lena Dunham, will be ending after its sixth season. “Lena Dunham and her brilliant collaborators, including Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, have given HBO a signature series of rare wit and intelligence,” Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, said, “They are exceptional talents, and I can’t wait to see what Lena, Jenni, and Judd have in store for the final seasons of this unique show, and look forward to working with them on future projects.”
In addition, Dunham stated, “I can’t imagine a more fulfilling creative experience than Girls. The freedom and support that HBO has given Jenni, Judd, and me is something rare and beautiful. The commitment and originality of our actors has been stunning, and our crew is truly my family. I conceived of Girls when I was 23 and now I’m nearly 30 — the show has quite perfectly spanned my 20s, the period of time that it’s about — and so it feels like the right time to wrap our story up. We look forward to creating a sixth season that will honor our amazing cast, crew and fans. And in the Girls universe, nothing ever ends too neatly.” Well said, Lena. Well said.
In the meantime, season 5 of Girls premieres on HBO February 21. I’ll be sure to enjoy every minute of it.