Around three months ago, HBO's Girls was reimagined as a tale of beer pong-playing, Game of Thrones-watching dudes. Or, Bros, I guess I should say. The first episode followed the fresh-out-of-college guys as they ventured to the scary and dangerous land of Williamsburg, where they attempted to namedrop LCD Soundsystem while picking up hipster chicks. Many a PBR was consumed.
After the online success of episode one, and off-line success at the Hoboken Film Festival, series creator Anthony DiMieri spent the last few weeks scripting several follow-ups, and today, episode two began filming in Murray Hill. It's called "Murray Chill," natch, and while an apartment move-in kept me from me from playing an extra at Joshua Tree—and I had just shined my best Sperrys, too—we have been sent a few EXCLUSIVE shots from the filming. Tyler, the red-headed bro giving a barside chat above, will play a prominent role in this new iteration. (Each of the four main bros, actually, will be fleshed out a bit more.) Here he is with his love interest Becky:
And here he is again:
Needless to say, the show has promise. The first episode struck a difficult balance between parodying bro culture and giving it a well-intentioned understanding, and that self-awareness about the whole thing is something we strive for here as well.
Follow Bros on Facebook for more updates, and, of course, we'll have episode two to watch on BroBible as soon as it's ready to air. In the meantime, the hilarious first episode is available here: