Season three of ‘Girls’ gets UK air date on Sky Atlantic

Show will kick off on January 20

Season three of Girls has received a UK air date on Sky Atlantic.

The new series of the HBO show will premiere in the UK on January 20 at 10pm with a double bill of episodes, a week after it begins in the US. Scroll down and click to watch the new trailer for Lena Dunham‘s award-winning comedy, which feature the return of Jemima Kirke’s Jessa as well as seeing Dunham joined by Allison Williams’ Marnie and Zozia Mamet’s Shoshanna. Adam Driver as Adam, Andrew Rannells as Elijah and Alex Karpovsky as Ray also feature in the 1:26 long promo for the show.

The new season will feature 12 half-hour episodes – two more than in previous seasons. Dunham confirmed on September 6 that production had wrapped on the new batch of episodes. Over the summer HBO released an Instagram-style video teaser for the new season – watch it here.

Created, directed and written by Dunham, the show has been a major hit since it debuted last year (2012) and took home two prizes at this January’s Golden Globe Awards: ‘Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical’ and ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series’ – Comedy or Musical’ for Dunham.