HBO’s new comedy series Girls premieres on April 15 on HBO Canada

HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada), presents Girls, a new series from HBO that takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s living in New York.

Girls is created by and stars Lena Dunham and is executive produced by Dunham, Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner.

The series premieres Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, day-and-date with the U.S.


Meet the Girls:

Hannah (Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture) is both self-entitled and self-loathing. She believes she has the talent to be a successful writer, but forgets she has to write something first. She wants to have a boyfriend without the obligations of a relationship, and a job without having to work. She’s ultimately good-natured, with a spirited sense of humour. But every time Hannah is about to improve her circumstances, her cluelessness undercuts her.

Marnie (Allison Williams, American Dreams), Hannah’s roommate and best friend, is a Type A personality with strict rules about friendship. She is a foil to Hannah and has both a job and a serious boyfriend. But while she may have it together on the surface, underneath it all she is as lost and uncertain as everyone else.

Jessa (Jemima Kirke, Tiny Furniture) is a live-and-let-live bohemian who’s allergic to anything she views as bourgeois. She wants a life less ordinary and has travelled extensively. She’s had lots of different jobs and lots of different boyfriends, but her apparent lack of fear belies her own kind of insecurity.

Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet, Mad Men), Jessa’s roommate and cousin, aspires to the “Sex and the City” lifestyle. She’s an NYU student obsessed with “women’s issues,” gluten-free foods and sexcentric self-help. The others tend to underestimate her because she’s suburban and innocent, but Shoshanna can be a surprisingly insightful source of wisdom.

Girls cast also includes Adam Driver (Angels in America on Broadway, HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack) and recurring guest stars Chris Abbott (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Alex Karpovsky (Tiny Furniture).

Lena Dunham directed five of the 10 episodes of Girls. Other directors on the show include Jody Lee Lipes (cinematographer on Martha Marcy May Marlene and Tiny Furniture), Jesse Peretz (Our Idiot Brother) and Richard Shepard (The Matador, Emmy® winner for Ugly Betty).

In addition to Dunham, who wrote or co-wrote every episode of the show, writers on Girls include Judd Apatow (Knocked Up), Bruce Eric Kaplan (HBO’s Six Feet Under) and Jenni Konner (Help Me Help You, In the Motherhood, Undeclared).

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