Reviving your favorite generation-defining series? All enterprising women, apparently.
Following on from Sex and the City’s recent sequel “And Just Like That,” which follows Carrie Bradshaw and her friends as they navigate life into their 50s, Lena Dunham says she’s also considering returning to the world someday.” Girls.”
Created by and starring Dunham, the HBO series, which ended in 2017 after six seasons, is the spiritual successor to Sex and the City—both in the way it brazenly explored the lives of a quartet of New York women. and how it left behind a patchy, divisive legacy.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter for a profile released Wednesday, Dunham shared how “And Just Like That” served as a potential inspiration.
“It was so nice to see these women together again and see them find their middle age sexuality,” she said. “For me, it’s women who can’t do anything wrong.”
According to the publication, Dunham is “in informal talks with HBO about putting the gang together for an older, wiser version” of the titled Girls, but she’s waiting until the original series is as fresh in viewers’ minds. .
“We all understand that it is not yet time. I want it to happen at a point where the characters’ lives have really changed. Right now, everyone just wants to see Kylo Ren,” she said, referring to Girls star Adam Driver’s role in the recent Star Wars trilogy.
Casey Bloys, chief content manager for HBO and HBO Max, has clearly been less vocal about a possible revival of the show. “As proud as we are of the show, we have no plans to release Girls. back,” Bloys told a reporter, praising Dunham’s “ability to fuse the personal with the universal.”
Dunham, 35, has a lot on her plate these days. The Sharp Stick, the original feature film she wrote, directed and starred in, is set to debut at Sundance later this month, and she’s spearheading an upcoming adaptation of the historical fantasy novel Catherine Birdie. She also married musician Louis Felber in September and hopes to adopt a child soon.
But it seems like The Girls will forever be in Dunham’s memory, given their huge success and the many well-documented controversies that swirled around her at the time.
“I was young and I had huge blind spots. I came right on the cusp of making the internet something special,” she told a reporter. “The speed at which the hammer is going down is much faster now.”
“I have a lot of empathy for people who make mistakes,” she added. “The moment came when I kind of apologized for breathing. It dilutes the meaning of the words. I would like the next decade to be less about apologizing and just openly creating.”