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Looking - HBO
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Looking is back.

American network HBO cancelled Looking last year after two seasons due to low ratings but the series has become a cult show and has a strong underlying supporter base.

So to try and satisfy those that were so disappointed with the decision they announced production of a stand-alone movie that will air in the US on July 23.


Titled “The Movie” Patrick (Jonathan Groff) “returns to San Francisco for the first time in almost a year to celebrate a momentous event with his old friends.

In the process, he must face the unresolved relationships he left behind and make difficult choices about what’s important to him.

Murray Bartlett, Jonathan Groff & Frankie J. Alvarez
Murray Bartlett, Jonathan Groff & Frankie J. Alvarez – Looking HBO

Exec producers Andrew Haigh and Michael Lannan penned the script, with Haigh also serving as director.

“There were some fans that really wanted to find [closure] with the storylines, [and the writers] wanted to wrap up storytelling for the characters,” said network president Michael Lombardo, who viewed Looking as a passion project.

“I thought the show, creatively, was really doing something that I hadn’t seen on any other show, particularly dealing with gay lives.

“As a gay man, in particular, I was very proud that there was a show that felt like it was dealing very honestly and openly with gay men and their lives, without putting them into a comedic mode.”

Looking: The Movie will air on HBO from 10 to 11:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 23 and will soon have dates scheduled for Australia and New Zealand.

Last Updated on May 19, 2016

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