via press release:
HBO PICKS UP NEW COMEDY SERIES GIRLS, CREATED BY AND STARRING “TINY FURNITURE” FILMMAKER LENA DUNHAM
Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow And Jenni Konner Executive Produce
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2011 – HBO has picked up the new comedy series GIRLS, created by and starring Lena Dunham (“Tiny Furniture”), it was announced today by Sue Naegle, president, HBO Entertainment. To begin shooting this spring in New York, the show is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s. Dunham wrote and directed the pilot of the series, which she executive produces along with Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner. Ilene S. Landress co-executive produces.
“Lena Dunham quickly established herself as an important young talent with her first feature film,” noted Naegle. “We are thrilled to team up with her and fellow executive producers Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner for this exciting project.”
In addition to Lena Dunham, the cast of GIRLS includes Jemima Kirke (“Tiny Furniture”), Allison Williams (“American Dreams”), Adam Driver (HBO’s “You Don’t Know Jack”) and Zosia Mamet (“Mad Men”).
Released in 2010, “Tiny Furniture” was directed and written by Lena Dunham, who also stars in the feature film. In addition to widespread critical acclaim, “Tiny Furniture” has received three Independent Spirit Award nominations, for Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay and Best Cinematography, as well as two Gotham Award nominations, in the categories of Best Ensemble Cast and Breakthrough Director Award.