October 3rd, 2012
05:45 PM ET
The backlash to Lena Dunham's "Girls" was swift and sustained as some rejected Dunham's racially monotone version of New York, but it looks like the critics have been heard.
The HBO series, which earned an Emmy nod with its freshman season for outstanding comedy as well as a nomination for producer/writer/director/star Dunham in the outstanding comedic actress category, will be more diverse with season 2.
Fans can expect to see "a multitude of new characters in the show. There are some of color. Some are not. Some are Caucasian," Dunham said Tuesday at Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women summit, according to Reuters.
Acknowledging that she was responding to "Girls" viewers "who are women of color who want to see themselves reflected on screen," Dunham added that she was heartbroken "at the idea that the show would make anyone feel isolated."
With "Girls," she said, "All I want to do is make women feel excited and included."
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