UPDATE: HBO confirmed Wednesday that Girls has been renewed for a sixth and final season, set to air in 2017. "We look forward to creating a sixth season that will honor our amazing cast, crew, and fans," Lena Dunham said in a statement. "And in the Girls universe, nothing ever ends too neatly."
It's almost time to start saying bye-bye to Brooklyn. Almost.
Sources tell E! News exclusively that an end date for Girls has indeed been decided upon, with Lena Dunham and her ladies set to sign off from HBO after a sixth season.
Now, before you go into a Hannah Horvath-style meltdown over the impending end, remember that season five of the series has yet to premiere, so we've got some time before we have to say "So long, Shosh!"
The notion that Girls would call it quits after season six isn't too surprising, however. Dunham has repeatedly mentioned in interviews her desire to stop at a half-dozen series. She explained her thought process during a call to Elvis Duran's radio show last September. "Never say never, but that is the way we're thinking about it right now and we're starting to think about sort of how to wrap up the storylines of these particular young women," Dunham said. "It's really exciting. I started working on this show when I was 23, and I'm going to be 30 so it kind of feels right that this show kind of sandwiched my 20s and then I go off into the world."
Season five of the series, which also stars Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet, will pick up after the six-month time jump in the fourth season finale, which saw all of the girls in surprising new places in life—including Hannah in a new relationship with Fran (Jake Lacy) and Shosh (Mamet) living in Japan.
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Girls returns to HBO on Sunday. Feb. 21 at 10 p.m. on HBO.