Girls to air in the UK this September

Acclaimed HBO series will be screened on Sky Atlantic this autumn

Acclaimed HBO drama Girls will begin airing in the UK this September on Sky Atlantic.


Lena Dunham’s series has been hailed as a triumph by critics in the US since its launch last month, and was also recently described as “extraordinarily fresh” by Radio Times critic Jack Seale.

The show follows the assorted humiliations, disasters and triumphs of a group of 20-something girls – Hannah, Marnie and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna – who all live in New York.

Hannah, played by Dunham, is an aspiring writer living with Marnie (Allison Williams), who has a job and a serious boyfriend.

Jemima Kirke plays Jessa in the series, a character described as “a live-and-let-live bohemian”, while Mad Men’s Zosia Mamet is Shoshanna, “a NYU student obsessed with ‘women’s issues’, gluten-free foods and sexcentric self-help”.


HBO has recently commissioned second series of both Girls and Armando Iannucci’s political comedy, Veep.