Andrew Rannells to Return for Season 3 of HBO's GIRLS; Eyes Regular Slot for Season 4
Andrew Rannells, GIRLS, HBO
HBO has ordered an extra helping of Broadway's Andrew Rannells for GIRLS season three, according to Deadline. He will return as Elijah, Hannah's gay ex-boyfriend, after guest starring in 8 episodes during the show's first two seasons.
Rannells is set to become a series regular if Lena Dunham's Emmy-winning comedy is picked up for a fourth season.
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Created by and starring Dunham, GIRLS takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of women in their early 20s. Dunham, Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress and Bruce Eric Kaplan executive produce the show.
In addition to Dunham, who stars as Hannah, the cast of GIRLS includes Allison Williams ("American Dreams") as Marnie; Jemima Kirke ("Tiny Furniture") as Jessa; Zosia Mamet ("Mad Men") as Shoshanna; Alex Karpovsky ("Tiny Furniture") as Ray; and Adam Driver ("Lincoln") as Adam.
Rannells was nominated for a Tony award in 2011 for originating the role of 'Elder Price' in Trey Parker and Matt Stone's hit musical The Book of Mormon. He has also appeared onstage in Broadway's Jersey Boys in 2005, followed by the 2006 US Tour, as well as 2002's Hairspray. He last starred on TV in NBC's The New Normal from Ryan Murphy.
The third season of GIRLS will premiere on Sunday, January 12, 2014.
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