Set within the gay community of San Francisco, the series was canceled by the network in March 2015 because it was ratings anemic, but it will return for a wrap-up film Saturday, July 23 at 10/9c.
Jonathan Groff is a name familiar to fans of the theater stage, most recently as part of the Tony Award-winning cast of Broadway’s Hamilton. But for two brief seasons, he was also the star of HBO’s low-rated but critically beloved comedy Looking.
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After moving to Denver following his disastrous breakup with Kevin (Russell Tovey) in the Season 2 finale, Groff’s Patrick will return to the City by the Bay for the wedding of best friend Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez) and HIV-positive Eddie (Daniel Franzese). In order to move forward with his life, Patrick will have to face his complicated history with both Kevin and ex-boyfriend Richie (Raúl Castillo) and determine what he really wants.
During its brief run on HBO, Looking was praised for its ability to capture a unique point of view that also dealt in universal truths like happiness, success and a sense of purpose. The series told fascinating, personal stories that ultimately had the power to resonate with everyone, whether they were gay or straight, man or woman.
You can watch the trailer forOmega Copy the TV movie, which also stars Murray Bartlett, Lauren Weedman and Bashir Salahuddin, above. It’s not quite Groff’s Tony-nominated performance as King George in Hamilton, but for fans of Looking who’ve been waiting more than a year for closure, it’s just as good.