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(2012– )


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Marnie is based upon Audrey Gelman, Lena Dunham's real-life best friend.
The four main characters' names are all alliterative (Hannah Horvath, Marnie Michaels, Shoshanna Shapiro and Jessa Johansson).
As of the premiere of the third season, the first episode of every season has opened with a shot of Hannah lying in bed with another character.
Judd Apatow stated he hoped the show would provide men with an insight into "realistic females".
The character of Shoshanna wasn't supposed to be recurring, but creator Lena Dunham liked Zosia Mamet's performance so much that kept her on the show as a regular, because they saw potential for exploring the character thanks to Mamet's talent.
The fourth season was green-lit two days before premiere of the third season.
Jemima Kirke had to be convinced by Lena Dunham to take the role of Jessa, because Kirke didn't (and doesn't) have a long-term interest in acting, compared to her focus on her thriving career as a painter and artist.
Brian Williams occasionally shows up in the sets to watch his daughter Allison Williams (Marnie) film her scenes.
The template for the series can be found in Lena Dunham's self-financed, 2010 indy film Tiny Furniture (2010), which also featured "Girls" cast members Alex Karpovsky and Jemima Kirke.
After facing criticism in the media over the all white cast and lack of ethnic diversity in the first season of the show, creator Lena Dunham created a role specifically for Donald Glover.
All four main actress Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, and Allison Williams have famous parents in some regard. Lena Dunham's parents are photographer Laurie Simmons and painter Carroll Dunham. Jemima Kirke's parents are fashion designer Lorraine Kirke and rock musician Simon Kirke. Zosia Mamet's father is writer David Mamet and mother is actress Lindsay Crouse. Allison Williams's father is NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.
The celebrity connections of actors and members of the creative team of Girls (2012) continue to expand: the cast includes the daughters of David Mamet, Brian Williams and Simon Kirke, the composer is Sean Penn's brother and three episodes have been directed by the son of publisher Martin Peretz. In addition, actress Audrey Gelman, who's been featured in two episodes, is a former press aide to Hillary Clinton who now serves as the press officer for Manhattan's Borough President.
Allison Williams has a clause in her contract for this show stipulating that she will not do any full nudity.
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The song used in the trailer for the third season is "Ways to Go" by Grouplove.
Peter Scolari, who has appeared in 15 episodes, used to star with Tom Hanks in the 80's sitcom "Bosom Buddies", while Tom Hanks' wife Rita Wilson, who plays Marnie's mother, has appeared four.
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Dakota Johnson auditioned for this show. Unfortunately, didn't get the part but got offered to audition for 5-Year Engagement by Judd Apatow. Later, becoming widely known through her talents in Fifty Shades of Grey, Black Mass and many more.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Christopher Abbott (Charlie) left the show before the third season started filming because of creative differences with creator Lena Dunham, resulting in the relationship of Charlie and Marnie ending abruptly off-screen between the second and third season.

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