The show, in which Dunham also stars alongside Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet, follows the lives of four twentysomethings as they navigate love, life and their careers in New York City post-college. Judd Apatow serves as an executive producer on the show.
The show, currently knee-deep in its first season, debuted on April 15 to lots of buzz and hype. To date, the Huffington Post reports, the show has averaged 3.8 million viewers, per HBO.
The young women on the show portray four very different Big Apple lasses. There’s Williams’ type-A gallery assistant, Marnie; Kirke’s flighty, free-spirited Jess; Mamet’s prissy, virginal college student, Shoshanna; and, of course, Hannah, played by Dunham, the show’s main protagonist, a writer who talks a lot about her memoir without having actually done very much to get it off the ground and continues to rely on her parents for money.
“I would describe Hannah as a well-meaning but often trouble-making 24-year-old girl living in New York. She wants to be a writer but she doesn’t realize in order to do that she actually has to write,” Dunham explained to MTV News about her small-screen persona. “Despite being plucky, her circumstances aren’t always going her way, so it’s about some of those challenges for her. She loves to eat and dance alone in her room.”