Stars: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver, Zosia Mamet
Premiere Date: April
Why we’re excited: Whether you know it or not, Lena Dunham is kind of a big deal. Ask any of Hollywood’s comedy players about her, and they’ll surely refer you to her 2010 independent buzz-generator Tiny Furniture, a quirky film festival darling that she both wrote and directed before she even turned 24-years-old. One of the movie’s biggest fans is Judd Apatow, the funny cinema super-producer whose past TV credits include the short-lived cult favorites Freaks & Geeks and Undeclared.
Inspired by Dunham’s brand of everyday woman humor, Apatow has put his industry muscle behind Girls, a new HBO comedy show created by the now-25-year-old female wunderkind. Tracking the lives of three cute, twenty-something ladies in New York City (played by Dunham, Allison Williams, and Jemima Kirke), Girls has the aptitude to play like a far humbler, and much more guy-friendly, Sex And The City—Carrie Bradshaw meets Seth Rogen in Knocked Up. Need some additional reassurance? The last time Apatow backed an all-female project, the result was Bridesmaids.