Considering Netflix has pushed it to the point of debuting near of a new season or series every week, the premium providers of old seem almost deprived of new content. HBO won’t take that lying down, planning to up its original series haul by at least 50% of its current stable, but will it affect subscription fees?
There’s a Hollywood way of thinking when it comes to franchises and reboots: Give the audience more of the same, but…different. Stick to what fans love about the original property, while also giving them something a little new. The same concept could be translated to personal growth throughout our 20s: We remain the same, but ever-so-slightly change over time. That change comes at the speed of molasses as we resentfully trudge through maturity, much like the women of HBO’s Girls. Season 5 brings some change, sure, but it is mostly more of the same — not that that’s a bad thing.
The girls of Girls will return for their penultimate season this very Sunday on HBO, leaving only a few days to catch up on Season 4 with the official Tuesday Blu-ray and DVD release. You don’t even have to wait that long, with our exclusive deleted scene from the Season 4 special features, as Hannah and Elijah react to her father’s big news.
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.