HBO Series "Looking," Starring Jonathan Groff, Renewed for Second Season

HBO has picked up a second season of the Michael Lannan ensemble series "Looking," which stars Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff as a young gay man navigating life and love in San Francisco, according to Deadline.com.

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Jonathan Groff (Photo by Joseph Marzullo)

Ratings for the half-hour series continue to grow. It has attracted over two million viewers since its Jan. 19 premiere. The cast features Groff ( Spring Awakening, "Glee," " The Normal Heart"), Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Russell Tovey, Raúl Castillo and Scott Bakula.

"Looking" airs Sunday nights at 10:30 PM/ET. Two more episodes, scheduled to air March 2 and March 9, remain in the first season. 

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.

"The trio's stories intertwine and unspool dramatically as they search for happiness and intimacy in an age of unparalleled choices - and rights - for gay men. Also important to the 'Looking' mix is the progressive, unpredictable, sexually open culture of the Bay Area, with real San Francisco locations serving as a backdrop for the group's lives. Rounding out the 'Looking' world are a bevy of dynamic gay men including Kevin (Tovey), Lynn (Bakula), and Richie (Castillo), as well as a wide-range of supporting characters like Dom's roommate Doris (Lauren Weedman), Agustín's boyfriend Frank (O.T. Fagbenle), and Patrick's co-worker Owen (Andrew Law)."

Groff spoke about the series in a previous 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." Read the full interview here.

Andrew Haigh, who directs the series, produces along with Sarah Condon and David Marshall Grant