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Lena Dunham is directing a new show about 1960s feminism

The Girls creator has just sold a new comedy pilot to HBO

It's been a big week for Lena Dunham. After securing a Jennifer Lawrence exclusive yesterday for her Lenny newsletter, she's now revealed her plans to become the voice of yet another generation with a new series for HBO – only this one will be set in the midst of the 1960s feminist movement.

According to reports in the Hollywood Reporter, Dunham has just sold the new pilot to the channel, and will be working on it with longtime Girls collaborators: writer-producer Murray Miller, and producers Jenni Konner and Illene Landress.

Not much is known about the series at this stage, other than it will be called Max, and will be centered around a magazine writer called Maxine Woodruff who “stumbles into the women's movement during second wave feminism”. And currently, the Girls creator is only set to direct, not star, in the show – with the lead being secured by Boardwalk Empire star Lisa Joyce.

This news can probably be taken as confirmation that Dunham is, as she previously stated, coming to the end of her time on Girls. After admitting that season six would “probably” be the last, she's been keeping her options open with a sudden slew of new projects – including another documentary for HBO, which will focus on the LGBT bespoke-tailoring company Bindle & Keep.