Ahead of Season Five, Lena Dunham Says that Season Six of “Girls” Will Be Its Last
“Never say never, but that is the way that we’re thinking about it right now.”
Speaking with Variety earlier this year, Lena Dunham hinted that her HBO nest egg show Girls, which has grown into a Star Wars–capable launching pad, would likely be wrapping things up soon. Nobody knows better than Dunham, however, that in the TV world, that’s easier said than done, and just a few months before the fifth season airs in January, the show has certainly not been officially announced as ending yet (or even been officially announced as picked up for another season, even though it most certainly will be).
Only time will tell, but Dunham did reiterate and clarify the plan yesterday during a radio interview with Elvis Duran on Z100 in New York, where she was calling in support of “Lenny,” her newsletter project with Jenni Konner (the first issue of which features an interview between Dunham and Hillary Clinton). In the interview, the Girls mastermind speaks casually about the state of her show, insisting that season six will likely be curtains for the characters.
“We’re starting to think about sort of how to wrap up the storylines of these particular young women,” said Dunham. “I started working on this show when I was twenty-three, and now I’m going to be thirty, so it kind of feels right that this show kind of sandwiched my twenties and then I go off into the world.”
You can listen to the full interview below, where Dunham goes into more detail on “Lenny,” her upcoming Simpsons cameo, and professing her love for Jimmy Fallon on the radio as a teenager.