Girls renewed for season 5 before season 4 has even aired

Upcoming season will see a host of cameos

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HBO has officially confirmed that Girls will get a fifth season, with president of programming Michael Lombardo making the announcement at the season 4 premiere of the Lena Dunham comedy in New York.

The network clearly has continuing confidence in Lena Dunham's show, which is to see cameos from director Spike Jonze, Orange Is The New Black's Natasha Lyonne, Community's Gillian Jacobs, Star Trek's Zachary Quinto and many more when it returns on 11 January.

Several of its stars have been in the news lately, with Dunham having released a best-selling and controversial memoir, Alison Williams starring in NBC's Peter Pan musical and Adam Driver taking a lead role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Judd Apatow and Jennifer Konner are expected to return to co-executive produce with Dunham, while Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke will surely also be back as Shoshanna and Jessa.

Girls Season 4 arrives on Sky Atlantic on 12 January at 10pm.