Lena Dunham’s Period TV Series About Second-Wave Feminism Gets Picked up by HBO


Lena Dunham has sold the pilot for her next show, Max, a comedy about the 1960s second wave feminist movement, to HBO.According to The Hollywood Reporter , Max will follow a magazine writer named Maxine who “stumbles” into the movement. Lisa Joyce, most recently seen in Ricki and the Flash, will play the title role.

The production team features many Girls veterans: Dunham will direct the pilot, and Girls writer Murray Millar will handle the script. Girls executive producers Jenni Konner and Ilene Landress will also be the EPs for Max.

Dunham has certainly established herself as a multi-tasker with books, films, the high-profile newsletter, Lenny, and of course Girls. But this new series commitment adds weight to Dunham’s suggestion that she may close the book on Girls after season six if the show is renewed this year. Season five of Girls will air on HBO, starting in January, 2016.