Happy endings are so overrated. At least according to Lena Dunham. The official Season 3 poster for Girls has been released with the tagline, “Happily Whatever After.” I don’t need it to be a laugh a minute, but something perkier than last year’s extremely somber vibe would be nice. After all, it’s technically a comedy.
For the first time ever, HBO includes the show’s boys in the poster. You’d never see the Sex and the City gals with their men on the promotional artwork. Those bitches wanted the spotlight all for themselves ;) I have to say, I like that Hannah (Dunham) and crew are joined by Adam (Adam Driver) and Ray (Alex Karpovsky). My only complaint is that Elijah (Andrew Rannells) isn’t featured. He should get some attention now that he’s returning after The New Normal’s cancellation.
Season 3 of Girls will premiere with a special two-part event on Sunday, January 12th at 10 pm on HBO. Following that, the highly-anticipated new gay series, Looking premieres. I can’t wait.
What do you think of the poster? I love the whole 4 am disheveled after a major rager look? Don’t you? Sound off below.
Technically, Girls is a comedy. Based on last season though, if you tuned in looking for laughs, you would’ve been sadly disappointed. The comedic moments were few and far in between. Am I alone in thinking Lena Dunham took it too dark and depressing? Hopefully, Dunham and her writers were in a better mood this year. Otherwise, I’m permanently breaking up with the HBO show.
In the newly-released trailer, Hannah (Dunham) is shacking up with Adam (Adam Driver) once again. Given the fact Christopher Abbott left the show, poor Marnie (Allison Williams) is toughing it out alone. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) is still being Jessa, while Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) and Ray (Alex Karpovsky) are still driving each other crazy. If that wasn’t enough, Shosanna takes a page from Miley’s book and twerks her little heart out on some poor dead person’s tombstone. Classic Shos ;)
This year, we get a temporary change of scenery. As with most NYC-based shows like Gossip Girl and Sex and the City, the requisite trip to the Hamptons takes place. Check out the trailer below.
Taking a page from the Sex and the City gals, Lena Dunham takes her hipster Brooklyn crew to the swanky Hamptons when the critically-acclaimed series returns. HBO recently released a new behind-the-scenes featurette which gives a preview of the third season. Girls returns on Sunday, January 12.
Base on the clip, we learn Hannah and Adam are happily together (for now). On the flipside, Marnie is heartbroken because Christopher Abbott left the show due to creative reasons taking his alter ego Charlie with him. As far as the other girls, Jessa is dealing with issues (quel surpris) and Shoshanna returns with her signature quirky hairstyles. For all you Elijah fans, Andrew Rannells is back on the HBO series. Hells yah!!! Check out the revealing featurette below.
Just in case you thought Girls was losing its hipster cred, fear not. The HBO show’s first teaser for Season 3 is completely comprised of Instagram photos. While the video gives nothing away in terms of plot, it shows the entire gang back together having fun on set. With an NBC sitcom no longer distracting him *cough* canceled *cough*, Andrew Rannells returns to hang with the Brooklyn foursome.
Check out the teaser below which uses Robert ToTeras’ “Break Out The Boom Boom” as the soundtrack. It sorta plays like an old school family slideshow but with a really hip and cool track. What else would you expect from Lena Dunham.
Need your Girls fix before the HBO show returns for its third season? Well, you’re in luck. The Season 2 DVD is available now and comes with a whackload of extras that should appease every Hannah Horvath-obsessed viewer. The compilation features interviews, audio commentaries, deleted and extended scenes, table reads, gag reel and plenty other features. HBO has made a few of them available online. Check out a quartet of clips below.
Is this Marnie’s (Allison Williams) new love interest? Michael Zegen could very well be. Deadline is reporting that the actor is currently taping an episode of Girls’ third season. With Christopher Abbott leaving the show for creative reasons, HBO needed to add some testosterone to the mix urgently. The network didn’t have to look too far, Zegen recurs as the infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel on Boardwalk Empire– another HBO show.
Zegen isn’t the only boy popping up in Season 3. Andrew Rannells returns to the show after leaving during the second season due to filming scheduling conflicts with The New Normal. With the NBC comedy not renewed, hopefully this means a lot more Rannells’ character. The cocaine episode with him last season was the highlight for me.
Do you think Zegen can fill the void left by Abbott? Excited to have Rannells back? Sound off below.
First Andrew Rannells and now Christopher Abbott. Say it isn’t so. I guess Marnie (Allison Williams) will be single once again. I can only imagine how badly she handles it this time around.
Even though the title of the HBO show is Girls, the two mentioned male actors were a couple of reasons why I fell in love with the series. I can only take so much of Hannah (Lena Dunham). Am I right, or am I right? Speaking of the actress, it appears “butting heads” with her is why Abbott is leaving, according to Page Six.
Work has just begun for Season 3 and word on the street is Christopher isn’t happy with the direction his character and show are going. His rep confirmed he quit, but revealed a more PC reason as to why he’s leaving the show that put him on the map.
“[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd [Apatow], and the entire ‘Girls’ cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show,” Abbott’s rep
Meanwhile, US Magazine reports the following:
When I first started watching Girls, I couldn’t stand Hannah’s (Lena Dunham) boyfriend. Truth be told, he sorta repulsed me. Something funny happened along the way. I began rooting for this guy and somehow I warmed up to hipster ways. At times, I actually thought he was kinda hot. After seeing his new editorial in Flaunt Magazine, I’m officially a fan. Adam Driver cleans up quite nicely. If you’re going through Girls‘ withdrawal since the show aired it’s season finale, you’ll definitely enjoy this spread.
Photographer IOULEX snapped Driver at Penthouse 8 in New York’s Tribeca Grand hotel. Definitely a far cry from his Bushwick apartment on the HBO series. The 29-year-old actor is the epitome of dapper chic wearing blazers, jewelry and even man scarves in the shoot. The purple Vivienne Westwood suit is my favorite. It wouldn’t been so perfect for all my familial obligations during Easter weekend. Check it out below, along with other photos and quotes from his Flaunt piece.