Everyone grows up.
It was confirmed today that the sixth season of Lena Dunham’s Girls will be its last. The comedy has its share of fans and haters, but Dunham expressed her thanks to the cable network for the amount of freedom they had while making the show:
“I can’t imagine a more fulfilling creative experience than Girls,” said Dunham in a statement. “The freedom and support that HBO has given Jenni [Konner], 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.”
Girls created quite the scene when it debuted in 2012, and it generated conversation about body issues, nudity, and women in television. The freshman season was awarded with Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actress in a Comedy at the Golden Globes. It launched the careers of Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemimia Kirke, and Zosia Mamet, but the fourth season had the four lead girls heading off in very different directions. Will Dunham’s baby go out with a bang?
Season 5 of Girls will debut on February 5th on HBO.