Andrew Rannells Will Return to HBO's "Girls" for Third (and Possibly Fourth) Season

Andrew Rannells, a Tony nominee for his performance in the Tony-winning Book of Mormon, will reprise his role as Hannah's (Lena Dunham) gay ex-boyfriend Elijah on the upcoming third season of the hit HBO series "Girls," according to

Andrew Rannells
Andrew Rannells

Rannells, who was seen last season in the now-canceled NBC comedy "The New Normal," is scheduled to become a series regular should "Girls" be picked up for a fourth season.

"Girls" will return for its third season on the cable network Jan. 12, 2014, at 9 PM ET; check local listings. In addition to Dunham, the cast also features Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver and Alex Karpovsky.

Rannells' previous Broadway outings include leading roles in Jersey Boys and Hairspray.