Jenni Konner on split with producing partner Lena Dunham: ‘There’s no drama’


Jenni Konner addressed her split with her longtime producing partner and “Camping” co-creator Lena Dunham on Wednesday, denying that there are any reasons for their parting of ways beyond their individual creative interests.

“There’s no drama to be found there,” Konner told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday. “It’s just work, it’s just about the creative process.”

Konner and Dunham are preparing to launch the HBO comedy “Camping,” the duo’s follow-up to the acclaimed series “Girls,” but it was announced on Tuesday that they had parted ways professionally ahead of the end of their producing deal at the cable network.

“We feel super lucky to have had eight amazing years together, that’s really long for a collaboration,” Konner said. “We feel we just want to do different things.”

Dunham was scheduled to appear via satellite at the panel to promote “Camping” on Wednesday but was absent, with HBO telling reporters she had come down with the flu.

“Camping,” starring Jennifer Garner and David Tennant, is scheduled to premiere its eight-episode first season on October 14. It is unclear how Konner and Dunham’s split might impact a potential second season, though Konner said Wednesday that the show was pitched to HBO as a limited series, similar to the six-episode British original.