Are we nearing the end of the road for “Girls“? You better believe it.
As first reported by E! News, the HBO series starring Lena Dunham is going to be officially calling it quits after the upcoming sixth season, which will premiere at some point in early 2017. (The fifth season is premiering in February.) This news hardly comes as a surprise to anyone who has been following interviews with Dunham over the years. Given the title of the show and even the subject matter, this was a product with a clear expiration date. There would only be so long that they could continue to do this before the “girls” were starting to truly grow up. The title is in itself a reference to a certain generation refusing to fully take control of their lives.
We feel it’s also about time for things to end, especially since to us the best season was probably the second one, and many of the cast members now are all working on some other things. Adam Driver in particular is suddenly a big-name movie star thanks to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and we imagine following the acclaim that this show that everyone will have no problem at all finding other gigs somewhere else.
As for HBO, they’ll be just fine on the comedy front. This show never received the enormous ratings you would think given the publicity, and they’ve got “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” to serve as their comedy anchors for some time to come in the future. They also have many more on the pipeline.
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