HBO Renews ‘Girls’ for Third Season

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After airing just two episodes of the show’s second season so far, HBO has officially renewed Lena Dunham’s Golden Globe-winning comedy series “Girls” for a third season.

The network announced Jan. 25 that it has ordered 12 episodes for Season 3, up from 10-episode orders for each of the first two seasons.

The news is hardly a surprise, especially following the show’s recent Golden Globe wins for Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Comedy) for Dunham, the show’s creator and star.

Dunham actually broke the news herself earlier this week during an interview with Alec Baldwin for his “Here’s the Thing” podcast, when she revealed that production on the third season is set to begin in March. And while promoting his new film “This Is 40” back in November, long before the “Girls” Season 2 premiere, executive producer Judd Apatow talked about preparing to shoot the third season.

“Girls” stars Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Andrew Rannells, Adam Driver, and Alex Karpovsky. Additional casting for Season 3 has not been announced.

Series casting director Jennifer Euston won a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series this year for her work on “Girls.” Read Euston's audition advice before applying for a role on the show!