HBO Series Answers Criticism Over Lack of Diversity

May 18, 2012  •  Post A Comment

An HBO series that was criticized for its lack of diversity has apparently taken steps to correct that situation, the New York Post reports.

Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO show "Girls," brought African-American "Community" actor Donald Glover aboard for season two, which began taping this week in Brooklyn. Glover was seen shooting the show within the first few days.

Dunham spoke about the diversity issue on NPR’s "Fresh Air" last week, noting that the show’s second-season renewal would allow the program to remedy the issue.

“I’m really excited to introduce new characters into the world of the show. Some of them are great actors of color," she said, according to the story.

HBO said privately that it "wouldn’t be surprised" if the second season addressed the criticism that the show was too white, according to the report.

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