‘Girls’ Renewed For Fourth Season

HBO has renewed Girls for a fourth season.

During its TCA winter press tour panel, the network announced that the Lena Dunham comedy-drama will resume filming this spring and premiere in 2015. The third season premieres Sunday, January 12.

Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver and Alex Karpovsky are all set to return for the upcoming season.

Girls is nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical, and Dunham is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in the same category. The series and Dunham won the awards in 2013. Dunham also won a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series that same year for the series’ pilot.

The TCA panel, however, also revived the topic of the frequent nudity, particularly Lena Dunham’s, on the show. A reporter mentioned that the nudity on Game of Thrones is done to be “salacious and titillate people,” bit that it appears to have no purpose on Girls.

Dunham responded that it wasn’t her problem if people took issue with her constantly being nude.

“[Nudity] is a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive,” the New York native said. “But I totally get it. If you’re not into me, that’s your problem and you’re going to have to work that out with professionals.”

Executive producers Judd Apatow also defended Dunham’s nudity, calling the reporters comments “offensive, sexist and misogynistic.” He also said that the 27-year-old was brave to constantly be naked on camera.

“If Paul Rudd said to me, ‘I’m willing to be completely naked in the movie,’ I’d do it,” he said. “If Seth Rogen said he was willing to be naked, he showed his butt in a post-sex scene in Knocked Up, I would use it because it’s more honest. Most people are not comfortable so we don’t go there.”