HBO announces ‘Girls’ season 3 premiere

GIRLS: Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams. (Photo: Jojo Whilden)

Late Wednesday, HBO announced that its Emmy-winning series Girls would be back on TV screens Sunday, January 12 at 10 p.m. ET. for its third season.

The coming of age show, starring and directed by Lena Dunham, will premiere with back-to-back before scaling back to half-hour long shows.

We last left the cast with Adam, played by Adam Driver, assisting Dunham’s character Hannah through her disturbing case of OCD that handicapped her with a ruptured eardrum. Marnie, played by Allison Williams, and Charlie, played by Christopher Abbott, seem to have repaired their on-off relationship – but as reported in April, Abbott didn’t return to the HBO series once season 3 filming began. He told The New York Times, “The world that Lena wrote was very real, especially in New York. But it wasn’t as relatable for me on a personal level. It’s not that I only like to play roles I know to a T, but there’s something satisfying about playing parts where you really relate to the characters.”