By Adam Hetrick
19 Jan 2014
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Michael Lannan created the half-hour series, which stars Groff (Spring Awakening, "Glee," "The Normal Heart"), Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett as three young gay men living in San Francisco. The cast also features Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula.
"Looking" will air at 10:30 PM ET.
According to HBO, "'Looking' offers up the unfiltered experiences of three close friends living - and loving - in modern-day San Francisco. Friendship may bind them, but each is at a markedly different point in his journey: Patrick (Groff) is the 29-year-old video game designer getting back into the dating world in the wake of his ex's engagement; aspiring artist Agustín (Alvarez), 31, is questioning the idea of monogamy amid a move to domesticate with his boyfriend; and the group's oldest member - longtime waiter Dom (Bartlett), 39 - is facing middle age with romantic and professional dreams still unfulfilled.
Groff spoke about the series in a recent interview with Playbill.com. "Looking," he said, "takes place in modern day [and concerns] a bunch of gay guys … It's sort of a slice-of-life kind of TV show that hopefully will be breaking some ground potentially in that there hasn't been a show like this on TV in a long while, about gay men just living their lives in today's world. I think the goal of the show and the purpose of this show is to illustrate the complexities and realities of the modern-day gay experience, which is a lot of things."
Andrew Haigh, who directs the series, produces along with Sarah Condon and David Marshall Grant.