HBO’s current lineup of original series tilts heavily — almost exclusively, actually — toward male lead characters. That will change some in April with the premiere of “Girls,” a new comedy created by and starring Lena Dunham.
The show focuses on a group of friends living in New York, and Dunham’s character, Hannah, is an aspiring writer. Any and all “Sex and the City” comparisons pretty much stop there, though. “Girls” focuses on women in their 20s, a year or two removed from college, working internships or entry-level jobs and struggling with relationships, career direction and day-to-day living. “I can last in New York for three and a half more days,” Hannah says in the trailer below. “Maybe seven, if I don’t eat lunch.”
“Girls,” which premieres April 15 (another female-led comedy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ “Veep,” follows a week later), also stars Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke (Dunham’s “Tiny Furniture” co-star) and Zosia Mamet (“Mad Men,” “Parenthood”). Judd Apatow and Jennifer Konner (“Undeclared”) are executive producing it, and Dunham is a co-exec producer.
Take a look at the trailer and let us know what you think.