The last episode of HBO’s Girls is scheduled to air in 2017 as the series wraps up its sixth season. HBO has confirmed that the sixth season of Girls will be the last. The show’s end will not be surprising to many of the show’s fans. The show’s creator mentioned starting to wrap up the show’s storylines in a radio interview back in September.
Lena Dunham created, wrote and starred in HBO’s Girls series and became a full-fledged celebrity in the course of the show’s run. Ms. Dunham has received eight Emmy nominations for the show and has won two Golden Globes. Michael Lombardo, the president of HBO programming said in a statement that HBO’s Girls was “a signature series of rare wit and intelligence.”
HBO’s Girls premiered in 2012 and quickly won acclaim for its naturalistic take on the lives of young women in New York City. Its depiction of early adulthood was frank, generally eschewing glamour for realism. Fans of the show initiated intense conversations online about the show’s plots and the directions of the characters. HBO’s Girls made a star out of actor Adam Driver, who recently appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens playing the villain Kylo Ren.
Ms. Dunham isn’t sorry to see the end of the show. In a statement regarding the end of the series, she said, “I conceived of ‘Girls’ when I was 23 and now I’m nearly 30 — the show has quite perfectly spanned my 20s, the period of time that it’s about — and so it feels like the right time to wrap our story up.” Season five of the series, which also stars Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet, has yet to premiere.
Ms. Dunham is sure to stay busy as the show nears its end. She may return to writing, where she has also seen success. A book she wrote during the course of the show, titled “Not That Kind of Girl,” became a New York Times best seller in October 2014. HBO has also greenlit a pilot for a new comedy from Ms. Dunham and some of her collaborators on Girls. According to a statement from the company, the half-hour comedy, “Max,” will be set in 1963 and will focus on the rise of second-wave feminism.