‘Girls’ renewed for fifth season by HBO

Season Four of Lena Dunham's acclaimed comedy is set to premiere this Sunday (January 11)

HBO has officially renewed Lena Dunham’s acclaimed comedy Girls for a fifth season.

The US cable network’s programming director, Michael Lombardo, made the announcement at the show’s Season Four premiere in New York last night (January 5), Collider reports.

The first episode of Girls season four will debut on HBO this Sunday (January 11) before airing in the UK on Sky Atlantic the following day (January 12). Season Four will comprise 10 episodes – two fewer than season three – and feature guest appearances from Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto and Community‘s Gillian Jacobs.

Writer-creator Lena Dunham will be back as Hannah, joined once again by Allison Williams’ Marnie, Jemima Kirke’s Jessa, Zosia Mamet’s Shoshanna and Adam Driver’s Adam.

Meanwhile, Girls is nominated for two prizes at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards this Sunday (January 11): Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for Lena Dunham’s portrayal of Hannah.

Watch the season four trailer below: