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John Mitchell
April 04, 2013 AT 03:23 PM EDT

At least one of the major storyline development from Girls‘ season 2 finale is set for a major shakeup. Christopher Abbott, who plays Marnie’s long-suffering, on-and-off boyfriend Charlie, will not be returning for the third season of the show, according to HBO.

It was only in the recent second season finale that we finally saw Marnie (Allison Williams) and newly rich Charlie officially declare that they were very much back on and ready to settle down. In a statement, Abbott’s rep said that the actor is “grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd [Apatow], and the entire Girls cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show.”

There’s been no word from HBO on how his abrupt departure will be handled in season 3, which is currently in production.

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