Fans of Chris O’Dowd can look forward to seeing the Roscommon actor on the small screen again as he’s set to debut on Sky Atlantic’s Girls.

Joining the cast of the acclaimed US comedy in episode eight of the season - which will be broadcast on Monday December 3rd on Sky Atlantic - O’Dowd plays Thomas-John, a venture capitalist who DJs in his spare time.

After practising his smoothest lines on Marnie (Allison Williams) and Jessa (Jemima Kirke) while they drown their sorrows in a Brooklyn bar, the unlikely trio end up back at his apartment.

Commenting on his friendship with British co-star Jemima Kirke, O’Dowd revealed: “I told her some Irish slang. Just the common things. They’re not broadcastable.”

Speaking about the success of Lena Dunham’s Girls, O’Dowd said: “The bottom line is that female writers aren’t being given enough opportunities by male producers.

“The strength of Girls is that it’s not just a female voice, it’s a really cool female voice. There’s no show like that about men, no piece of great modern writing.”

And while things don’t go quite according to Thomas-John’s plan on their his first meeting with the Girls girls, he will be back in future season one episodes.

O’Dowd has confirmed he will also be returning in the eagerly-anticipated second season, which is due to premiere on Sky Atlantic in January.

Girls continues on Mondays on Sky Atlantic.