Jonathan Groff, star of the HBO series Looking, says that he feels sad that there will not be a third season of the gay comedy-drama.

The show, which wrapped up its second season on March 22, followed the lives of three gay men living in San Francisco: Patrick (played by Groff), who came to the city to find love, Dom (Murray Bartlett), a waiter looking to fulfill his father's dream of owning a successful restaurant, and Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez), who struggled with his art and relationships.

Despite an enthusiastic fan base, Looking was not a ratings hit.

“We wanted to create a show with gay men where they weren't tragic figures or the comedic relief or sexually sensationalized but just multi-dimensional human beings,” Groff told PEOPLE. “So, I feel sad that it was canceled but grateful for the time that we had.”

Word of the show's end sparked an outpouring of support, which Groff said “speaks to just the need and desire for more gay stories to be told.”

“Hopefully, it maybe paved the way for other people to create [more] gay stories. Hopefully, someday there won't be just one gay show on the air but multiple shows,” he added.

Producers have promised a special to end the series.