Girls’ Final Season won’t Satisfy Everyone, According to Jenni Konner

Executive Producer Jenni Konner says Girls’ final season won’t make everyone happy in an interview with Vogue.

It’s time to say goodbye to Girls, a show that has had its fair share of ups and downs over the past five years. The series has never really been able to find a reliable voice, which is practically the point. Growing up is hard, after all. It was never expected that Girls’ final season would wrap up its storylines with a neat little bow, and that has now been confirmed by Jenni Konner, the showrunner and executive producer, with Vogue.

At the tail-end of the Vogue piece, Konner lets fans know that not everyone is going to be pleased with how Girls is going to end:

“I can tell you that the girls, in a very Girls way, do finally start to grow up. Our greatest hope is that the audience finds the end as satisfying as we do. But then if the audience was entirely pleased, it wouldn’t be Girls, would it?”

Girls has proved to be a divisive show, and a frequently frustrating one even for its fans. Even the very idea of a finale feels messy, so perhaps it would be wise to expect a typical Girls ways of doing things. And if things are different, they’re different. We’ve been teased multiple times about actual growth on the show only to have it snatched away in the final moments, forcing characters to take inexplicable steps backwards. It’s all part of the Girls experience.

The piece is about far more than Konners’ take on the finale. Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow, and other cast members also have their own say. Apatow, for his part, praises Girls for changing television. We’ve spoken about Girls’ effect on television before, specifically as it relates to Divorce. Whether it’s currently well-liked or not, Girls has had a fascinating ripple effect on modern TV.

Girls will take its final bow on February 2nd. If you haven’t already, check out the trailer for season 6.