The clip from the final season shows Hannah, Shosh, Jessa and Marnie talk broken friendships and self-absorption
A trailer for the last ever season of Girls has been released, with the dysfunctional, sometimes insufferable group attempting to salvage friendships with a meeting to air out their issues.
The fifth series sees Hannah (Lena Dunham), Jessa (Jemima Kirke), Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) and Marnie (Allison Williams) attempt to iron things out after episodes of fighting, betrayal, self-absorption and awkward moments. The clip shows Jessa tell Hannah that despite everything, she’s still her best friend. Now dating Hannah’s ex Adam (Adam Driver), Jessa tells her: “Regardless of everything that’s happened, you are still my dear friend.”
Hannah retorts: “I don’t think we’ve ever acted like friends.” Elsewhere, Marnie and Hannah face up to their own selfishness, and Shoshanna says what everyone needs to hear.
Speaking to Vogue recently, writer and show creator Dunham discussed the character’s likeability. She said: “I’m constantly being asked about these characters being unlikable, and I’m like, ‘What does that even mean? Walter White and Tony Soprano literally murder people, and everybody’s like, ‘I love them,’ and all we do is be kind of rude and do drugs sometimes and we’re unlikable.”
She also discussed what Girls has done for women and television in the past few years it’s been on our screens. “When I had my first meeting with HBO and they said, ‘What do you want to do?’ I said, ‘I don’t see anyone who’s like me or anyone I love on television,’ ” Dunham said. “And now – I’m not saying we started it, because I think we’re living in this Zeitgeisty movement toward it – but between Amy Schumer, Broad City, Mindy Kaling, that has changed.”
Jenni Konner, the show’s executive producer, told Vogue: “I can tell you that the girls, in a very Girls way, do finally start to grow up. Our greatest hope is that the audience finds the end as satisfying as we do. But then if the audience was entirely pleased, it wouldn’t be Girls, would it?”
Catch Girls on HBO in February.