HBO has made it official: the award-winning series Girls will finish up its run with a sixth and final season airing in 2017. Season five will premiere on February 21, 2016 with Lena Dunham back in the lead role. The cast also includes Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Adam Driver, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Alex Karpovsky, Andrew Rannells, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Jake Lacy.
Emmy winner Dunham created the series and serves as an executive producer along with Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress, Murray Miller, and Bruce Eric Kaplan. Commenting on the final season announcement, Dunham said, “I can’t imagine a more fulfilling creative experience than Girls. The freedom and support that HBO has given Jenni, Judd and me is something rare and beautiful. The commitment and originality of our actors has been stunning, and our crew is truly my family. 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. We look forward to creating a sixth season that will honor our amazing cast, crew and fans. And in the Girls universe, nothing ever ends too neatly.”
“Lena Dunham and her brilliant collaborators, including Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, have given HBO a signature series of rare wit and intelligence,” stated HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo. “They are exceptional talents, and I can’t wait to see what Lena, Jenni and Judd have in store for the final seasons of this unique show, and look forward to working with them on future projects.”