A trailer for the upcoming “gay dramedy” HBO series Looking has been released online. The show stars Jonathan Groff (Glee) and revolves around three friends in San Francisco “who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.” While it may be easy to write the show off as a male version of Girls by watching this trailer, it’s the involvement of Weekend director Andrew Haigh that promises Looking will be something more substantial than an easy rip-off. Haigh—whose Weekend is a compelling portrait of gay life—is an executive producer on Looking, and the show appears to have a strong mix of comedy and drama led by the always charming Groff.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The series also stars Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett with special guest appearances by Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula. Looking premieres on HBO Sunday, January 19th.
Here’s the synopsis for Looking:
LOOKING debuts SUNDAY, JAN. 19 (10:30-11:00 p.m.) on HBO. The series revolves around three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men. Created by Michael Lannan and executive produced by Andrew Haigh (“Weekend”) and Sarah Condon (“Bored to Death”), the show stars Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett. Special guest stars include Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula.