The second season of HBO's Looking
premieres on Sunday, and co-stars Frankie J. Alvarez and Raul
Castillo say the show's a love letter to San Francisco.
Looking revolves around three
gay men living in America's most gay-friendly city.
Patrick (played by
Jonathan Groff) has come to the city to find love. His friends are
also looking for something. Dom (Murray Bartlett) is having a
mid-life crisis, while Agustin (Alvarez) struggles with his
The show's first
season left off with two possible romantic interests for Patrick:
Richie (Castillo) and Kevin (Russell Tovey).
Minute asked, What role does San Francisco play in the show? Alvarez
and Castillo agreed that the city helps set the show's tone.
is very specific to San Francisco,” Alvarez
answered. “And in a lot of ways – we've said this before –
but the show is a love letter to San Francisco. And Michael [Lannan]
and Andrew [Haigh], our showrunners, were really conscious about
showing parts of the city that haven't been shown previously.”
returns following the premiere of comedy Girls, which heads
into its fourth season, and new series Togetherness, about
“two couples living under one roof on the fringes of Los Angeles”
on Sunday, January 11 on HBO.