Lena Dunham Opens Up About a Potential 'Girls' Reboot

"I want it to be at a moment when the characters' lives have really changed"

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jan 20, 2022

It's been five years since Girls wrapped its sixth and final season at HBO, though Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna haven't left Lena Dunham's mind in all that time — and now the showrunner is starting to look to the future and what a reboot could mean for the millennial drama.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Dunham expanded on the idea that Girls could make a comeback one day — though don't hold your breath for news on that any time soon.

"We all recognize it's not time yet," she said. "I want it to be at a moment when the characters' lives have really changed. Right now, everyone would just be wanting to see Kylo Ren," referring to co-star Adam Driver's run with the Star Wars clan.

Casey Bloys, chief content officer of HBO and HBO Max, seems to agree that it's too soon to say — however, he didn't rule out the possibility. "As proud of the show as we are, there aren't any plans to bring Girls back," Bloys said. "It's great to know new viewers will continue to discover the [original] series."

That said, THR notes that Dunham "isn't averse" to revisiting Girls and has "engaged in informal talks" with HBO about revisiting the material one day.

Reflecting on the project helmed by Judd Apatow's production label, Dunham added: "I look back, and just, like, the sheer gall of me, stepping onto set that first day; 24-year-old me standing in Silver Cup Studios, the old Sex and the City studios, going, 'Let's do this.' I'm proud of myself."

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