04/05/2013 03:02 pm ET

'Girls' Season 3: Richard E. Grant Headed to HBO Series

"Girls" may have lost one star this week, but it gained a "Doctor Who" alum.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Richard E. Grant has booked a guest role on "Girl" Season 3 Jasper. Little is know as to what the former Doctor's role will entail, except that he will appear in the Season 3 premiere of he HBO series.

This isn't the first casting development "Girls" has seen this week. On Thursday, it was announced that series regular Christopher Abbot (Charlie) was exiting the series reportedly due to creative differences.

“They’ve just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena,” the New York Post reported. “He didn’t like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map.”

"Girls" Season 3 will also see the return of Andrew Rannells, who recurred as Elijah on Seasons 1 and 2. A scheduling conflict with his NBC show "The New Normal" forced Rannells to leave four episodes into Season 2 of "Girls," but he told, he'll be back. "It’s very exciting ... I don’t know what’s in store ... But my fingers are crossed that I’ll come back at least for a little bit more. I’m super excited for that, I’m looking forward to it," he said.

For more on Grant's "Girls" stint, click over to THR.