The debut promo video for the new HBO series “Looking” has just been released. The official HBO Instagram page has also released a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the new gay comedy/drama, set to premiere on January 14.
“Looking” is set in San Francisco and has already filmed at iconic city spaces and events such as MUNI Transit, the Folsom Street Fair, and a Sunday morning at Dolores Park—which featured two hundred real-life San Franciscans as featured extras. The show’s creator, Michael Lannan, has been sharing photos of the filming via his personal Instagram and Twitter pages.
The show stars Jonathan Groff (a former recurring character from the FOX series “Glee”), Frankie J. Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett as “three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.”
Executive Andrew Haigh produced the series and Sarah Condon and special guest stars will include Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula.
“Looking,” as of now, is set for an eight-episode season and will air on Sunday nights after Lena Dunham’s “Girls.” Already, the two shows have garnered a great amount of comparisons, with New Now Next and Hollywood.com both calling the “Looking” series a “gay version” of “Girls.”