HBO has announced today at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour that Girls will return for one more final season. The series stars and was created by Lena Dunham and will end after season six in 2017.
Michael Lombardo said: "Lena Dunham and her brilliant collaborators, including Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, have given HBO a signature series of rare wit and intelligence. 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."
Lena 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."
The fifth season can be seen on HBO from Sunday, February 21st.