Just three days before Season 3 of Girls is set to debut on HBO, the network issued an early renewal for Season 4. The announcement was made during the network's panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Tour by the network's executive vice president Casey Bloys.

Production on Season 4 will begin this summer, with the season to premiere in 2015. It isn't known how many episodes the network ordered, although HBO will likely follow suit with previous renewals and order 10 more episodes.

Girls was created by Lena Dunham, who also stars in the series alongside Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver, Alex Karpovsky, Christopher Abbott and Andy Rannells.

Lena Dunham also serves as executive producer alongside Judd Apatow and Jennifer Konner. Season 3 of Girls kicks off Sunday, January 12 with "Females Only".