The highly anticipated Lena Dunham series Girls will make its way to your television (or rather, the televisions of the lucky bastards with HBO) on April 15, but you can get yourself psyched in the meantime with the first official trailer, which dropped earlier today. In it, Dunham deals with the typical problems of a twentysomething woman: a disappointing bank account, a jerk "boyfriend," awkward visits to the gyno, and, of course, being thrown from bicycle handlebars.
Girls boasts Judd Apatow in an executive producing role and supporting cast members including Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids), Allison Williams (spawn of Brian Williams), Zosia Mamet (Mad Men, spawn of David Mamet), and Jemima Kirke and Alex Karpovsky (Dunham's film Tiny Furniture). Dunham will direct, write, and star in the series, whose first season will be ten episodes long.
If Girls is the funny, affecting show about single ladies in New York City the trailer promises, sign me up. Especially since the interwebs claim Jorma Taccone, aka the best member of Lonely Island (sorry, Andy), has a cameo. Deliver on this one, HBO, and I might just forgive you for denying us a very naked Jon Hamm.
Well, not really. But still, I'm excited.