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The fifth season of HBO’s Girls will feature Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa in “truly adult circumstances,” Lena Dunham explains in the latest look at the second-to-last season.
The “Invitation to the Set” video features behind-the-scenes shots of Dunham and co-stars Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jake Lacy filming the fifth season along with clips from upcoming episodes.
As indicated by the closing shots of season four and the trailer for season five, Hannah (Lena Dunham) is pursuing a serious relationship with Fran (Jake Lacy), Dunham explains over images of the pair dancing and Hannah putting her hand on her forehead during an animated discussion.
“We’re watching them navigate the challenges of modern couplehood,” Dunham says, adding that Hannah’s ex-boyfriend Adam (Adam Driver) is essentially out of the picture.
“Adam really isn’t in Hannah’s life in the same way or in any way,” Dunham says. “Fran seemed kind and promising in a totally different way, and I think she felt like she had to follow that more emotionally healthy course.”
But it seems that Adam and Hannah do run into each other at Marnie’s wedding, which also appears to be the setting for the first episode of the fifth season.
“Episode one is kind of a heightened situation for Marnie to be in. She is on the precipice of a big transition,” Allison Williams explains over images of people setting up for an outdoor wedding and Marnie putting on her wedding dress.
Dunham adds of Marnie’s storyline this season, “There’s a lot of drama around her and Desi’s musical relationship, and we find out a lot more about who Marnie is on kind of a core cellular level.”
Mamet also talks about her character’s new job and life in Japan.
“I think she’s a super driven, ambitious human and it responds to her rapid-fire energy,” she says.
As for Kirke’s character, Dunham says, “This season for Jessa is really about coming face-to-face with who is she and what value is she to the people that she loves.”
The fifth season of Girls, which HBO recently confirmed would be its second-to-last outing, with the show ending with season six, starts on Feb. 21.
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