The Second Season of Girls is less than 2 weeks away and HBOWatch has received a press release from the network with descriptions for the three episodes premiering in January. In Season Two, Hannah is seeing a new guy, but still feels responsible for Adam, her bed-ridden ex, as he recovers from the fateful accident that ended season one. Disappointed at work, the recently single Marnie needs the support of her best friend and former roommate, yet the distance between them seems greater than ever. Jessa returns from her honeymoon, ready to plant new ideas in Hannah’s head. Newly experienced, Shoshanna struggles to navigate the challenges of a shaky relationship with Ray.
Girls will kick off its ten-episode second season on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 9 pm ET. Returning cast members include Lena Dunham, who stars as Hannah, Allison Williams as Marnie; Jemima Kirke as Jessa; Zosia Mamet as Shoshanna; Alex Karpovsky as Ray; and Adam Driver as Adam.
Guest stars on the second season include Chris Abbott (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”) as Marnie’s ex, Charlie; Andrew Rannells (“The New Normal”) as Hannah’s roommate, Elijah; Donald Glover (“Community”) as Sandy; Chris O’Dowd (“Bridesmaids”) as Jessa’s husband, Thomas-John; Rita Wilson (“It’s Complicated”) as Marnie’s mother; and Jorma Taccone (“Saturday Night Live”) as artist Booth Jonathan, plus Rosanna Arquette (“Desperately Seeking Susan”), Carol Kane (“Annie Hall”), John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) and Patrick Wilson (“Little Children”) later in the season.
Here are the official descrptions for January’s episodes:
Episode #11: “It’s About Time”
Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 13 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Written by Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner; directed by Lena Dunham.
Hannah (Lena Dunham) throws a housewarming party with brand-new roommate Elijah (Andrew Rannells), but it’s hard to move on when she’s still playing nurse to Adam (Adam Driver). Marnie (Allison Williams) gets bad news at work and a visit from her mom (Rita Wilson); Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) avoids Ray (Alex Karpovsky) at the party; and sun-kissed Jessa (Jemima Kirke) returns from her honeymoon.
Episode #12: “I Get Ideas”
Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 20 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
Written by Jenni Konner; directed by Lena Dunham.
Hannah gets unsolicited musical attention from heartbroken Adam and displeasing opinions on her writing from Sandy (Donald Glover). Elijah questions his sexuality; Marnie makes a career compromise when her curatorial dreams are crushed; Jessa revels in married life; Shoshanna and Ray make magic; and Elijah and Marnie harbor a secret.
Episode #13: “Bad Friend”
Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 27 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
Written by Lena Dunham & Sarah Heyward; directed by Jesse Peretz.
On a freelance writing assignment to get out of her comfort zone, Hannah befriends the junkie downstairs and parties hard with Elijah, who reveals an explosive secret. Meanwhile, Marnie has a long awaited run-in with artist Booth Jonathan (Jorma Taccone).
In addition, HBO has released a featurette for Season Two called “Guys on Girls”: