'Girls' to End After Sixth Season

"The show has quite perfectly spanned my twenties," Dunham said. "It feels like the right time to wrap our story up"

HBO and Lena Dunham have confirmed that 'Girls' will end after its sixth season Credit: Craig Blankenhorn/HBO

HBO has confirmed that Girls' sixth season, to premiere sometime next year, will be the series' final one. Lena Dunham's show will launch its fifth season on February 21st.

"I can't imagine a more fulfilling creative experience than Girls," Dunham said in a statement. "The freedom and support that HBO has given [executive producers] Jenni [Konner], Judd [Apatow] and me is something rare and beautiful. The commitment and originality of our actors has been stunning, and our crew is truly my family."

Dunham noted that turning 30 this year signifies the perfect reason to end the series, which explores the lives of twentysomething, female New Yorkers. "I conceived of Girls when I was 23, and now I'm nearly 30 — the show has quite perfectly spanned my twenties, the period of time that it's about, and so it feels like the right time to wrap our story up. We look forward to creating a sixth season that will honor our amazing cast, crew and fans. And in the Girls universe, nothing never ends too neatly."