Tonight, “Looking,” the new HBO show about a group of gay friends living in San Francisco, premiered at the Castro Theater in the show’s hometown.
The television debut stars Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff and was created by Michael Lannan. Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula are also featured.
On the red carpet were actors and producers of the show, including: Michael Lannan, co-executive producer, Nick Hall, VP of Programming at HBO, and actors Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Raul Castillo, and OT Fagbenle.
In a recent interview with Playbill.com, Groff said the series, “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.”
Additional photos of a panel discussion with the actors and creators, followed by a VIP reception at The Cafe in the Castro.
“Looking” officially premieres on HBO on Sunday, January 19th, at 10:30pm EST.
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