The latest breakout comedy series from HBO - Girls - debuts on home entertainment this winter, just in time for holiday gift giving and a few weeks before the premiere of Season 2. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, who also executive produced along with Emmy winner Judd Apatow (Bridesmaids) and Jennifer Konner (Help Me Help You), Girls takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s. Girls: The Complete First Season releases on Blu-ray with HBO Select ($49.99), DVD ($39.98) and Digital Download on December 11, 2012 and features insightful and hilarious bonus features including gag reels, deleted scenes, cast interviews and much more.
Girls was nominated for five 2012 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress (Dunham), Outstanding Directing (Dunham), Outstanding Writing (Dunham) and Outstanding Casting. Hailed as "brilliant...perfect" (People Magazine) and "a revelation...hilarious" (New York Magazine), the series follows the lives of four twenty something's - Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna - who are trying to figure life out. They've been living in New York for a couple of years, but they're still not sure what they want - from boys, from each other, from themselves. And things aren't getting any clearer. The answers aren't always easy, but the search is profoundly relatable and infinitely amusing.
Blu-ray with HBO Select Exclusive Features (along with all DVD extras):
- "The Making of Girls"
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel: Parts 1 & 2
- Cast Auditions
- Table Reads
- NPR Fresh Air Interview with Lena Dunham
- Blu-ray Exclusive also includes a 20-page booklet containing a collection of Lena Dunham's tweets and behind-the-scenes photos
- A Conversation with the Girls
- Inside the Episodes
In addition to Dunham, the cast of Girls includes Jemima Kirke as Jessa, Allison Williams as Marnie, Zosia Mamet as Shoshanna and Adam Driver as Adam. Recurring guest stars include Christopher Abbott and Alex Karpovsky. Additional guest stars are Becky Ann Baker and Peter Scolari as Hannah's parents, as well as Mike Birbiglia, Kathryn Hahn, Michael Imperioli, James LeGros, Richard Masur, Bobby Moynihan, Chris O'Dowd, Lou Taylor Pucci, Andy Rannells, Jenny Slate and Jorma Taccone. In addition to Dunham, who wrote or co-wrote every episode of the show, writers on Girls include Judd Apatow, Bruce Eric Kaplan and Jennifer Konner.
*Blu-ray with HBO Select offers buyers the choice of three ways to watch in one set - Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy. The digital copy is redeemable via a provider of your choice: iTunes and Vudu, as well as an UltraViolet copy through supporting providers.