The penultimate year of HBO’s Girls is nearly upon us, and Season 5 isn’t wasting any time diving Marnie-first into the awkward. Our first full synopsis for the season puts a wedding off the bat, with plenty of friction between Adam and Hannah’s new boyfriend, also unveiling guest stars and a budding new combination.
HBO’s Girls may come to an end in the next few years, but Hannah and co. have so much left to learn. So, so much. We’re not far ahead either, as the new trailer and poster reveal guest stars from Aidy Bryant to Corey Stoll, and all the Hannah you’ve come to expect.
There’s little secret of the fact Lena Dunham’s HBO Girls has lost some of its buzz heading into Season 5, particularly as its actors take on bigger projects elsewhere. We’d heard before that Dunham was likely to end the series after a sixth year, and it seems HBO is now confirming a goodbye to Girls after 2017.
SNL alum Tina Fey and Amy Poehler certainly commandeered some spotlight away from Star Wars with a dual-hosting close to 2015, but Kylo Ren may have the last laugh. The Force Awakens and Girls star Adam Driver will make his SNL hosting debut in January, the first not-ready-for-primetime player lead of 2016.
HBO has been cranking up the Game of Thrones marketing early for Season 6, first a poster, then a trailer teasing Jon Snow’s return, and before 2015 is even out, we’ve been blessed with the first footage. See Dany’s new digs, and Cersei’s new ‘do in the first official Game of Thrones Season 6 footage!
Girls creator Lena Dunham has told us before not to expect the twenty-something shenanigans of Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshannah to endure forever, and Season 5 may signal the beginning of the end by its first trailer. Not only do the Girls finally seem to be growing up, but one might even be getting married.
HBO’s Girls created something of a commotion last week with news that its February Season 5 premiere might push back Game of Thrones, but that isn’t stopping Lena Dunham from showing off our first footage of the new season, among other things. Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Girls Season 5, and dance like no one (not even your mother) is watching.
The 42-week wait in between Game of Thrones Seasons has been torturous enough, but even after its most hotly-contested cliffhanger yet, Game of Thrones Season 6 may put us through another agonizing month. A new realization about the HBO 2016 schedule could push Game of Thrones’ next premiere to May, rather than the April start we’ve grown accustomed to.
Granted we’ve barely made it out of October, HBO has us accustomed to a certain winter premiere schedule, among it the girls of Girls heading back to Brooklyn in January. Now, HBO seems to have shifted its schedule a bit, pushing premieres of Girls Season 5, Scorsese-Jagger rock drama Vinyl, and Mark Duplass’ Togetherness to February 2016.
HBO and Lena Dunham’s Girls has never committed to any particularly enduring premise, nor have recent seasons stirred as much controversy, and the series itself may apparently wrap up altogether before long. According to Dunham, the sixth season in 2017 will likely bring an end to Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna’s youthful exploits, and Girls overall.