After garnering heavy criticism for the lack of diversity portrayed on the hit HBO dramedy Girls, it looks like the show may be gearing up to add a splash of color to its cast. Currently, Girls is filming its second season in New York City and from the looks of a few on-set snapshots, Donald Glover might just be making an appearance.
“I really wrote the show from a gut-level place, and each character was a piece of me or based on someone close to me. And only later did I realize that it was four white girls. As much as I can say it was an accident, it was only later as the criticism came out, I thought, ‘I hear this and I want to respond to it.’ And this is a hard issue to speak to because all I want to do is sound sensitive and not say anything that will horrify anyone or make them feel more isolated, but I did write something that was super-specific to my experience, and I always want to avoid rendering an experience I can’t speak to accurately.”
Although Dunham said she was merely writing the first season based on her experiences, she promises the second season will include a more diverse cast.
“Now we have the opportunity to do a second season and, believe me, that will be remedied,” Dunham told Fresh Air. “I’m really excited to introduce new characters into the world of the show. Some of them are great actors of color.”
Could Donald Glover be one of them? I’ll guess we’ll just have to wait and see.