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'Community' star Gillian Jacobs to star in fourth season of "Girls'

Gillian Jacobs will appear in 'Girls' season four
Photo by Michael Loccisano

The Community alumni is confirmed to join the fourth season of HBO’s successful comedy Girls.

The announcement made Wednesday, May 21, was confirmed by show creator and star Lena Dunham who tweeted the news saying,

It’s true! The super-special @GillianJacobs has joined us for Girls season 4. We are pretty lucky.

Entertainment Weekly and Variety report that Jacobs will be introduced in episode 5, and will play Mimi-Rose Howard. As to which of the four leading ladies will Mimi-Rose interact with is yet to be determined.

Jacobs is best known for her role as Britta Perry in the NBC comedy Community which was cancelled by the peacock station after five seasons.

Jacobs will be the second star from Community to make an appearance in the much talked about HBO series. Her former co-star Donald Glover played Lena Dunham’s boyfriend in the beginning of season two.

Girls fourth season was renewed by HBO during the Television Critics Association winter press tour back in January.

Season three ended with the four girls heading towards different directions. Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) was unable to graduate college and was blindsided by Ray’s (Alex Karpovsky) unwillingness to get back with her. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) was heading towards a downward spiral, and Marnie (Allison Williams) jump started her musical career with help from Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach). Meanwhile Hannah was accepted to a Writers’ Workshop in Iowa, thus questioning her relationship with Adam (Adam Driver).

The fourth season of Girls is set to premiere in 2015.

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