HBO’s ‘Girls’ spoilers: ‘A Gifted Man’ star lands season 2 role

Season 2 is already a go.

If you loved the first season of “Girls” — but felt it was lacking a bit in the way of big-name guest stars — then the following news will probably appeal to you.

According to a new report from TVLine, former “A Gifted Man” star Patrick Wilson has signed on for a rather interesting role for season 2. He will be playing a doctor in his forties who lives close to Lena Dunham’s Hannah, and the two strike up a romantic relationship. This is hardly the first time that we have seen a show go for this younger woman / older man relationship, as “Friends” and “Sex and the City” each tried to to varying degrees of success. However, what may make this story different is both Wilson’s talent and the tendency for “Girls” to venture to a bit of a darker place than most other comedy series out there.

Thanks to the tone of the show and Dunham’s talents, “Girls” has become a critical favorite and is likely to receive at least a few nominations for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards — even if will have some pretty heavy competition courtesy of such shows as “Modern Family,” a surging “Community,” and the consistently-fantastic “Parks and Recreation.”

There is no announced premiere date yet for the return of “Girls” to the air — but the fact that Dunham and company are already hard at work suggests that the wait may not be too¬†excruciating. In going back to “Community” for a minute, we do already know that Donald Glover is set to play an unspecified role in season 2, as well.

What do you think about Wilson’s casting, and are you happy to see him back on TV so soon after “A Gifted Man” came to a rather quick end?

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