Like any mega-star comedian, Amy Schumer has an extensive resume of earlier appearances on TV. Girls fans in particular might remember Schumer’s brief role as the overbearing friend of Adam’s ex, as well that Schumer previously auditioned for the role of Shoshanna, which creator Lena Dunham now explains “wasn’t meant” to be.
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It’s a strange thought that HBO’s once-controversial Girls will officially say goodbye in 2017, but no stranger than some of the unexpected guest stars from season to season. Where Corey Stoll dropped by last season, another FX leading male will spend some time with Hannah and co., none other than The Americans star Matthew Rhys.
Among the myriad HBO updates from the TCA press tour this weekend, Lena Dunham’s Girls garnered little spotlight for its sixth and final season, currently projected to air in 2017. Now, following her DNC appearance, Dunham teases a Florida shoot for Hannah’s final year.
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.