HBO is gearing up to say goodbye to some acclaimed shows over the next year or so. They’ve already renewed “The Leftovers” for a third and final season, and the next series to say farewell will be “Girls.” The fifth season is about to kick off, but it will mark the beginning of the end.
The network has announced today that they’ve renewed “Girls” for a sixth season, which will also be its last. “I can’t imagine a more fulfilling creative experience than ‘Girls,’ ” the show’s writer, director, producer and star, Lena Dunham said. “The freedom and support that HBO has given Jenni [Konner], Judd [Apatow] 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.”
This comment echoes what Dunham said during the fall, when she first floated that “Girls” would end following the sixth season. “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,” she stated in October.
“Girls” season five arrives on February 21st.