Girls Season 3 Finds New Man from ‘Boardwalk’

By Jacob Klein on Jun 27, 2013 to Boardwalk Empire, Girls

benny-siegelActors lucky enough to grace HBO’s screen are often able to make their way from HBO series to HBO series. So when one of Girls’ leading men walked off the set this spring Lena Dunham was forced to act.

Luckily the HBO pool of talent runs deep and wide. The Girls season 3 crew has tapped Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Zegan to “fill the void” left by the departure of Marnie’s entrepenureal boyfriend, Charlie. We’re not sure if that means he’s literally replacing the actor AS Charlie (probably not) or just filling in as another character in the spirit of Charlie OR (most likely) he’ll simply be playing an entirely new character. I guess that just makes the wait for Girls season 3 even tougher. We speculated a bit when the news broke a couple of months back.

Zegan plays Benny Seigel on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and also starred in HBO’s HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA. There is no firm premiere date for Girls season 3 but with this latest setback and a fullish fall schedule planned we expect it to premiere around the same time it did last year. Q1 2014. We’ll keep you up to speed if we get a firm air date any time soon.

  • Monica Young

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  • This is exciting news! I can’t wait to see how they introduce him! My guess is that he’ll be a new character, but it’ll be interesting either way. I can’t wait for Girls to return!

    • sara

      I hope they make his role a new character, because no one could replace Charlie, and when people try to replace a character with a different actor, it loses the momentum and it doesn’t usually turn out well. My hope is that if charlie is gone, Zegan will eventually become Marney’s new ‘interest’ but of course hopefully not right away. I can’t believe that guy walked off the set and quit the show!! I wonder why :/

      • I agree Sara, that’s a good way to go!










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