With “Girls” poised to begin its fifth season in 2016, many fans may be distraught to learn that it may end up being the penultimate season for the hit HBO series. Recently, the creator of the show has hinted that she’s planning to wrap up everyone’s storylines by the end of Season 6.
"Girls" creator and star Lena Dunham called into Elvis Duran and the Morning Show Tuesday to discuss the upcoming season and when she thinks she’ll be finished with the show for good. Dunham, 29, confessed that no one affiliated with the series has any tangible plans for a seventh season.
“Never say never, but that is the way that we’re thinking about it right now and we’re starting to think about sort of how to wrap up the storylines of these particular young women,” she said. “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!”
This isn’t the first time that Dunham has subtly prepared audiences for the end of the series. Speaking to Variety in April, she also confessed that HBO has talked to her about a sixth season of the show, but nothing beyond that. Frankly, the “Not That Kind of Girl” author seems to be fine with the idea of ending the show in Season 6, arguing that she prefers the British TV model of ending a show before it has time to drag on or get stale. In fact, she’s even planned out the series’ final shot of her character, Hannah Hart.
“Will she be with anyone?” she teased. “That’s the question. And how important is it ending up with someone, and is that the marker of success for a woman?”
According to the Huffington Post, it’s important to remember that all talk of a sixth season of the series has to be taken with a grain of salt since HBO has not officially renewed the series beyond Season 5 in 2016. However, this isn’t exactly uncommon since the network very rarely renews its shows more than one season in advance. If “Girls” continues to perform as well as it has in the past four seasons, there’s no reason to think that Dunham won’t get the Season 6 she’s hoping for.
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