HBO Renews Girls for Season Five
A week before its scheduled season four premiere, HBO has announced that its much-lauded comedy Girls
will be coming back in 2016 for a fifth season.
The move is hardly shocking, as the series has been a critical and commercial success (albeit, less of a rating success than other HBO shows, such as Game of Thrones
) for the network. Written and produced by series star Lena Dunham (who has created her own cottage industry around the show's success), the show is focused around four twenty-something women navigating adulthood in New York City.
Considering the show's place as a prestige comedy on the network, the renewal was more of a formality than anything. The series returns to HBO on January 11, offering us our first look at Hannah's (Dunham) journey into the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Soshana's (Zosia Mamet) post-college plans, and Marnie's (Allison Williams) continued drive to become a successful singer (Williams tackled her own singing goals this past December by playing the lead in NBC's Peter Pan: Live