'Girls' producer talks about season 2
MANILA, Philippines - Fans of the HBO hit comedy series “Girls” are in for another ride after its second season premiered last February 11.
The show enjoyed a stellar showing at the 2013 Golden Globes Awards where it won Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actress in a Comedy for Lena Dunham, who also created the show.
The comedy revolves around 4 twenty-something girls trying to make it in New York City.
Dunham plays Hannah Horvath, a struggling writer who, in the first season, is told by her parents that they will no longer be supporting her financially as they had done since her college graduation 2 years ago.
Hannah braves this new world of independence with a close circle of friends: her best friend Marnie (played by Allison Williams), bohemian world-traveller Jessa (Jemima Kirke), and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet).
What lies ahead in season 2
“Girls” executive producer Jenni Konner reveals that in season 2, the all-suffering Hannah, whose life so far has been riddled with mistakes and obstacles, will finally experience a turn in fortune.
She says in an interview, “I think season two, one of the main ideas behind it was ‘What does it look like when Hannah starts to get what she wants?’”
In a video interview, she elaborates, “Hannah has a ‘be careful what you wish for’ arc, like you think you know what you want, maybe you don’t.”
Hannah’s girl friends won’t be spared from the drama.
Konner says Marnie will be stuck in a “lost time” when and will be “out of control like we saw her at the end of the [first] season.”
Shoshanna will “go wild” and Jessa “is doing some more facing the music than she’s had to in the past.”
“Girls” fans can also look forward to exciting guestings. Patrick Wilson of “Phantom of the Opera” and “Hard Candy” fame will play a dorky hunk in one of the episodes.
Konner rhapsodizes, “Patrick is wonderful and so handsome. Everyone was just dying on the set trying to talk to him.”
Other guest stars include Rita Wilson (who will play Marnie’s mom), Shiri Appleby from “Roswell” and comedian Jon Glaser.
Watch the video interview here:
Match made in heaven
Things are looking good for “Girls.” A month before the premiere of its 2nd season, HBO renewed the show for a 3rd season consisting of 12 episodes.
Rolling Stones magazine called the series “the funniest show on TV” while The Hollywood Reporter says it is a “brilliant gem.”
Konner credits this success to the seamless collaboration among her, Lena Dunham, and her fellow executive producer Judd Apatow who has produced comedies like “Bridesmaids,” “Superbad,” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”
For Konner, meeting Dunham was love at first sight. She had already heard about the writer and director after watching her film, “Tiny Creatures.”
“I watched it and became really obsessed with it,” enthuses Konner.
“I just thought everyone had to see it, I thought it was so mind blowing. Anyway -- we have the same agents and they called and asked if I wanted to supervise Lena Dunham’s TV project. We had a phone call and we found love immediately, we really did.”
“We had 4 million things in common and just started talking and we were on the phone forever. Two weeks later Judd Apatow called me and got involved and it all went very quickly.”
Avid viewers of “Girls” are holding on to their seats. Despite Hannah’s struggles and missteps, they’re on for the ride with her. - Rappler.com
("Girls" airs every Monday at 11pm on HBO.)