Entourage filled the empty spot in our hearts where Sex and the City was on HBO’s line up. Now that both shows are over, HBO can’t seem to find it’s predecessor, that is until Girls premieres in April. How do we know it’s going to rock? Judd Appatow is attached to the project (he‘s one of the executive producers)! You know, the genius behind “Freaks and Geeks.
Lena Dunham wrote, created and produces the show that follows twenty something in New York. The show is based on her life in New York after graduating college, looking for work while dealing with friends and relationships along the way. Despite the similarities to a famous HBO show, Dunham assures reporters at the TCA winter press tour that the show is not Sex and the city. "There is no Sex and the City revenge plot," she said. "I revere that show just as much as any girl of my generation."
Dunham adds that the show works as a bridge between “Gossip Girl” and “Sex and the City” demographics. "I knew that there was a connection because it's women in New York, but it really felt like it was tackling a different subject matter," Dunham said. "Gossip Girl was teens duking it out on the Upper East Side and Sex and the City was women who figured out work and friends and now want to nail family life. There was this whole in between space that hadn't really been addressed."
The girls moved to New York because of their love for Sex and the City, and this is an ongoing joke in the first episode. It shows just what a staple the HBO dramedy was on American culture.
“Girls” premieres April 15 on HBO at 10/9c.