HBO on Friday released its first look at its upcoming gay-themed series Looking.

In Looking, a trio of friends – Murray Bartlett (Guiding Light), Jonathan Groff (Glee, Boss) and newcomer Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) – grapple with gay life in San Francisco, America's most gay-friendly city.

Groff's character has come to San Francisco looking for love, while his friends are clearly also looking for something.

Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula (Behind the Candelabra, Star Trek: Enterprise) also have recurring roles. (The trailer is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

In his first major role playing gay, 31-year-old openly gay Tovey plays Kevin, an accomplished video game wunderkind, who works closely with Groff's character.

Tovey is best know for his role as werewolf George Sands in the BBC supernatural drama Being Human.

The 8-episode series' pilot was directed by Andrew Haigh, whose brilliant film Weekend about a 48-hour relationship between two men has collected numerous film festival prizes.

(Related: Jonathan Groff says Looking sex scenes “display reality of gay sex.”)