HBO has handed out a series order for
an unnamed show about three gay thirty-something friends living in
According to The
Hollywood Reporter, HBO has ordered 8 episodes to debut next
The show stars Jonathan Groff (Glee,
Boss), Murray Bartlett (Guiding Light) and newcomer
Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) as a trio of friends grappling with
gay life in America's most gay-friendly city.
David Marshall Grant (Nashville,
Brothers & Sisters) and Sarah Condon (Bored to Death,
Darlings) are executive producing the untitled project, which is
based on a script by Michael Lannan (Remember Me). The pilot
was directed by Andrew Haigh, whose brilliant film Weekend
about a 48-hour relationship between two men has collected numerous
film festival prizes.
The order comes just days after
television lost a number of high-profile gay characters with the
cancellations of NBC's The New Normal, ABC's Happy Endings
and NBC's Smash. CBS also canceled the much-hyped comedy
Partners after airing only 6 episodes.
look: Sean Hayes, Linda Lavin in gay comedy Sean Saves The World.)