HBO will premiere its long-awaited gay
themed series Looking next Sunday.
“Looking is about three
friends in contemporary San Francisco,” creator Michael Lannan said
of the series. “All gay men in their late 20s, 30s. It's about
looking for authentic ways of being in the world.”
The three 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.
Patrick (played by Groff) has come to
San Francisco to find love.
“Patrick is kind of at a crossroads
in his life, where he's been looking for love,” Groff said.
Francisco,” Patrick says in the show's pilot. “It shouldn't be
that hard to meet cool people in this town.”
are also looking for something. Dom (Bartlett) is having a mid-life
crisis, while Agustin (Alvarez) and his boyfriend are adjusting to
living together. (The show's latest trailer is embedded on this
our video library for more videos.)
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.
premieres Sunday, January 19.