‘Girls’ season 3 a go; Lena Dunham talks filming start date

GirlsAs if there was ever really any doubt here, “Girls” will indeed be coming back for a third season on HBO. Now all we have to do is wait for the network to actually sign on the metaphorical dotted line.

Lena Dunham let the cat out of the bad during the always-informative “Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin” earlier this week, telling the actor that they are planning to start the third season at the end of March. It is unclear to us whether or not she means the writing or the filming process, but this show is moving along at a rather brisk pace, given that season 1 had not even premiered until April of last year.

Meanwhile, Dunham also explained some good news for those of you who frequently complain that ten episodes is way too short for a comedy series. Instead, she would like to see the order go up to 12:

“I would love that. I don’t want to like – I don’t have any desire in doing like, you know, a 22 episode – I don’t even understand how someone does the 22 episode marathon. But I do think that doing – I think that a little more would be just a little more storytelling real estate and it would be amazing. But you know, so I shoot four-and-a-half months out of the year, then I’m editing, then I’m doing press, then I’m writing, then I’m back.”

We imagine that this will be a “what Lena wants, Lena gets” sort of situation here, and we’re not saying that to give an impression that she is some sort of diva with demands. Rather, this is just a show that delivers for HBO time and time again, and it also happens to be the reigning Golden Globe winner for Outstanding Comedy Series.

For now, there is plenty to be excited about with “Girls” season 2. For more on that, just click here to see who Dunham’s Hannah is going to be meeting up with next.

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