Whatever you may think of Lena Dunham, there’s no denying the seemingly ubiquitous presence of her award-winning HBO dramedy Girls. The show exploded on entertainment websites social media when it premiered last April, while also garnering widespread critical acclaim. Girls earned five Emmy nods for its freshman run in 2012 then another five at this year’s ceremony. The show’s real victory, however, was how quickly it became water-cooler talk with its unconventionally raw, often uncomfortable portrayal of modern women navigating relationships in New York City.
Now, Dunham and co. are gearing up for the January debut of the show’s third season with a terrifically dour poster. Check it out below:
It looks like the cast members of Girls – including Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver and Alex Karpovsky – are recovering from a real rager of a party, complete with beer bottles and pizza boxes strewn across an elegant living room. Besides a disheveled Jessa (Kirke), none of the characters look too worse for wear, but you can be sure that Dunham and her talented co-writers will aim to change that in the new season, which is set to run for twelve episodes this spring.
Perhaps the best part of the new poster is its wonderfully sarcastic tagline – “Happily Whatever After” – which perfectly sums up protagonist Hannah Horvath (Dunham)’s cynical personality and constant struggle for independence, self-acceptance and mental health throughout the show. Season two took some very dark detours, but both this poster and the first trailer for season three indicate a return to hilariously awkward form for Girls.
You can check out the trailer below:
Are you a fan of HBO’s Girls? Will you be watching the further adventures of Hannah Horvath and friends, or does Dunham’s in-your-face style rub you the wrong way? Sound off in the comments section!
Season three of Girls premieres at 10:00 p.m. on January 12th, 2014.