The sixth and final season of Girls begins on Feb. 12 on HBO, with its eyes on an ending that has been in the works almost since 2012.
“Everything that came before has been leading us to this point,” says executive producer Jenni Konner. “I’ve always said Girls is about them trying to grow up, and this season is no exception. They’re always trying, but this season is — though they don’t know it — the last chance to figure out if they’re really going to stay friends.”
As usual, there’ll be a bevy of famous guests — including the return of Aidy Bryant and Corey Stoll, in addition to Chelsea Peretti, Joy Bryant, Matthew Rhys, and Riz Ahmed, who plays a surf instructor that Hannah (Lena Dunham) meets in the season premiere.
“Riz is incredible,” Konner says. “He’s obviously playing a very different kind of character than The Night Of or Rogue One — a full-on surfer dude who pontificates about the water! He dips in and out of Hannah’s life in an important way.”
Saying goodbye to Hannah, Jessa (Jemima Kirke), Marnie (Allison Williams), and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) proved to be a bittersweet process.
“It was actually sort of heartbreaking,” Konner says.