Impatient for the new season of Girls to finally begin? Unfortunately, we've still got a couple of more weeks until it's set to premiere on HBO—but to tide us all over until then, creator/star Lena Dunham revealed a few of her big plans for upcoming episodes, including where each of the characters will be at the start of the season. In a new interview with Salon, Dunham revealed:

"We had a few goals for Season 3. One was to push each of the character’s back-stories and histories further and to better understand why they’re facing what they’re facing. I feel like that’s the thing you often don’t get in comedies about a bunch of pals, a sense of where they’re coming from and why. I wanted to talk about that moment when the messiness goes from feeling age-appropriate to 'Is this a problem?'"

Dunham also specified that she wanted the season to focus on each character as more of individuals instead of a group:

"I also wanted this season to have more alone time with each character...I’m not going to say that this has turned into epic, lonely episodes, but I liked the idea of seeing them together and seeing them alone and seeing what the differences were. Also, for Hannah I really wanted it to be about why she wants to be a writer and what it means to her, to make it less about her relationship to any particular guy and about how she is defining herself...I think what we are going for was to look at about how much of her desire was about actually wanting to write and how much is wanting to have this life."

You can read Dunham's full interview over at Salon, here. Season three of Girls will premiere on HBO on January 12th.

[via Vulture]