Lena Dunham, the driving force behind the funny and poignant look into the lives of four young female friends trying to navigate everyday life in New York City (remind you of a younger ‘Sex and the City’?), has confirmed publicly that HBO has renewed ‘Girls’ for a third season. This news was leaked by fellow executive producer Judd Apatow in an interview earlier this month, as he mentioned that the cast and crew were preparing to start filming on ‘Girls’ in upcoming months.
Dunham, who has written, produced, and starred in the popular show, expressed her excitement about the show’s renewal to Alec Baldwin in his podcast, ‘Here’s the Thing’, adding that there might be an additional two episodes in Season 3, compared to the usual ten episodes. Dunham sounded positively thrilled with the opportunities that would reveal for the show’s development, but does she have time? “I would love that…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.”
With audiences everywhere addicted to the show, there is no way ‘Girls’ is slowing down anytime soon. The show draws an estimated 4 million views, and both Lena Dunham and ‘Girls’ won Golden Globes earlier in January for Best Actress and Best Comedy Series respectively. Despite the fact that less than 1 million viewers turn on their actual televisions to watch ‘Girls’ when it’s on every Sunday night, Dunham revealed that she has a 6-year contract with HBO so lovers of ‘Girls’, stop worrying. Your ‘Girls’ seem safe from the ax for quite some time.