While HBO has yet to make things official via press release or confirmation to the press, both "Girls" creator and star Lena Dunham and executive producer Judd Apatow have now gone on record as saying the show will be back for a third season. Apatow first made mention of the fact that "we're about to start shooting the third season of 'Girls'" on David Poland's DP/30 video interview series back in November.
Dunham made the same third season claim more recently when appearing as a guest on Alec Baldwin's WNYC show/podcast "Here's The Thing" this week, telling the actor/host, "We're starting season three at the end of March. I'm so excited."
She also tells Baldwin that, as opposed to the 10-episode runs of the first two seasons, the third might consist of 12, that she has two feature scripts that she's been working on and that she wants to make another small film before going on to something bigger.
The renewal hardly comes as a surprise -- the show, while not a huge ratings hit for HBO, has certainly been a media and cultural one, recently snagging two Golden Globe awards after picking up multiple Emmy nominations. [via Variety]