HBO's next foray into the "ladies in New York City" genre comes from Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham, the mumblecore queen who will star in the show Girls, which focuses on the twenty-something set in the big city. Alex Blagg gave some hopeful commentary this morning, saying, "Girls might have a reverse-Sex & the City effect on NYC, where everyone who moves there acts cool and funny and real."
Could the influx of Carrie Bradshaw wanna-bes moving here come to a screeching halt, or at the very least, get tempered by an influx of girls who don't want to be a Carrie or a Samantha or a Charlotte or a Miranda? Or at the very very least, could we get some more realistic math happening with this show? In the trailer, Dunham's character Hannah Horvath (this may be her Twitter account) declares, "So I calculated, and I can last New York for three or four more days, maybe seven if I don't eat lunch."
The show will premiere in April 2012, along with another HBO show starring Seinfeld's Elaine as the vice president of the United States.