“Girls” fans, get ready for a whole lot more Elijah. Not only will Andrew Rannells be returning to the HBO dramedy mid-Season 3, but there are some major plans for him come the just-ordered Season 4.

“I’m happy to say that I get to join the cast of ‘Girls’ next year full-time, so I’m very, very happy about that,” Rannells tells Zap2it, speaking at the “Looking” premiere on Wednesday (Jan. 15). “I’m very excited.”

Coming off his recent series regular role on NBC’s one-and-done comedy “The New Normal,” this will mark Rannells’ first return to series regular work. As he tells it, though, his character has his work cut out for him.

“He’s trying very hard. Elijah’s trying very hard to get back in with
those girls because he didn’t leave on the best of terms,” Rannells says with a laugh about his character’s re-entry point in Season 3. “So he’s trying
very hard to sort of mend some fences there. I think it works, I think
it works.”

Based on the Season 4 news, we’re inclined to agree.

Rannells also opened up about the constant controversy that surrounds “Girls,” telling us he doesn’t really understand it. “From my perspective — and a lot of the criticism[s] that I’ve heard are from people who aren’t ultimately that familiar with the show, who just sort of don’t like it on principle. Which doesn’t make a lot of sense to me,” he admits. “I would suggest — I would hope — that a lot of people who are forming an opinion on it are people who actually watch it.

“I mean, look, it’s not gonna be for everybody,” the actor concedes. “Not every show is for everybody, so if people want to watch it and then decide if they like it or not, that’s great. But the people who sort of decide that they don’t like it based on a poster or based on a trailer, I don’t really understand that.”

“Girls” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on HBO.

Posted by:Billy Nilles