Matthew Rhys joins Girls’ final season in a “total departure” from previous roles

But who will he play?

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Girls is returning to our screens for one final season of raw, excruciating and totally relatable quarter life crises… with the addition of Matthew Rhys.

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Welsh actor Rhys was recently nominated for an Emmy for his lead role as the Soviet spy Philip Jennings in The Americans, a show set during the Cold War. He also starred in ABC series Brothers and Sisters, but said his latest role is a “total departure” from previous roles.

He told The Hollywood Reporter: “[Lena Dunham] watches it [The Americans] and goes, ‘Oh, come and do this.’ It’s a total departure, and that’s what you always want.”

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It is not yet known how many episodes Rhys will appear in, or even which character he will play.