Lena Dunham Is Making A New TV Show

While Girls fans still have another three seasons of antics from Hannah et al, they can now breathe a sigh of relief at what to do when the hit show does comes to an end. Sob!

It has been reported that Dunham has signed on to write and produce a pilot of show called Max. And none other than HBO – the home of the show that propelled Dunham to stardom in the first place – has commissioned the pilot.

On board for the show is a hat trick of Girls veterans. Writer-producer Murray Miller will write the script while Girls team members Jenni Konner and Ilene Landress will executive produce it.

Lena Dunham Jenni Konner Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner

Set in 1963, the new series will focus on the life of an ambitious magazine writer, Maxine Woodruff, who will be played by Boardwalk Empire’s Lisa Joyce.

Lisa Joyce Lisa Joyce takes on the leading role in the show


Set amidst the struggles of second wave feminism, the show sees the character of Maxine accidentally ending up at the heart of the feminist, civil rights movement.

We’re imagining the show to be a little bit like Girls and Mad Men mash up. Sounds pretty great if you ask us.

Lena Dunham Lena Dunham on the set Girls filming season 4


This isn’t the first time Dunham has addressed feminist issues and the star has in fact just launched a feminist newsletter with Jenni Konner called Lenny Letters. Described by the duo as, “Dismantling the patriarchy, one newsletter at a time”, the newsletter has already featured an essay from Jennifer Lawrence on the gender pay gap in Hollywood.

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Although this is Dunham’s first TV pilot since she found fame at just 25 with Girls, the star has not been resting on her laurels. Dunham has been busy writing and promoting her mega successful book Not That Kind Of Girl and producing documentaries such as It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise.

The question on everyone’s lips is: will Dunham star in the new show?

By Elizabeth Bennett