In an apparent creative dispute with show creator Lena Dunham, Christopher Abbot is leaving HBO’s GIRLS. The series has just begun filming it’s third season in Brooklyn, NYC this month and reportedly Christopher (Charlie) “didn’t like the direction the show was going in”. We’re not sure what that means exactly but here is the statement from Christopher’s agent:
“[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd [Apatow], and the entire ‘Girls’ cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show.”
And Charlie seemed to be the most normal male on the show! I hope he allows HBO to film some sort of exit scene otherwise the story is about to get real stupid. Maybe they’ll just replace him and hope we don’t notice. Or a digital replacement ala Jar Jar Binks? Ugh. Sad news for Girls fans today. Let’s hope Lena can write her way out of this jam.
Season 3 has been confirmed as a 12 episode season but no word on a premiere date just yet. More as we get it.