Well this is terrible news for Lena Dunham fans. Turns out we may not have Hannah Horvath in our lives for as long as we thought, now that HBO has officially confirmed that Girls is ending. That’s right, Marnie, Hannah, Shoshanna and Jessa are signing off for good, and even though we’ve had a tumultuous relationship with the series over the years, we’re kind of bummed.
But here’s the good news: it’s not ending right away.
First of all, Girls is absolutely coming back in February for a fifth season. And a good thing, too — we’re still having trouble getting over Hannah and Adam’s (Adam Driver) breakup. We need closure, people! (And we definitely need to see Adam Driver back. Here’s hoping playing the big bad in Star Wars hasn’t made him too big to actually return.)
Beyond that though, Girls will get another additional season to wrap everything up. So for those keeping track, that means we’ll have six full seasons of the show, bringing us all the way to 2017.
That’s not too shabby for a little show that first made headlines back in Season 1 for a main character that walked around naked all the time and proclaimed herself to be the voice of her generation. Although to be fair, she kind of did become a voice of her generation, did she not?
Anyhow, Dunham is ready to hang her boots up on the show to work on a new project (a period comedy that will also live at HBO if it’s picked up), which is the big reason Girls is ending. Hey — it’s a tough gig writing, directing and starring in your own thing.
So we wish her well and all, but we’ll definitely be enjoying the rest of Girls while it lasts. And secretly hate-watching Marnie (Allison William), who for the love of everything cannot go through with that wedding, please and thank you. Or maybe it will since the Season 5 premiere is titled “Wedding Day.”
On that note, more Shoshanna FTW.