The series will launch on Sky Atlantic HD on January 27th 2014 at 10.35pm and will also be available through Sky’s On Demand services.
LOOKING offers up the unfiltered experiences of three close friends living – and loving – in modern-day San Francisco. Friendship may bind them, but each is at a markedly different point in his journey: Patrick (Jonathan Groff) is the 29- year-old video game designer getting back into the dating world in the wake of his ex’s engagement; aspiring artist Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez), 31, is questioning the idea of monogamy amid a move to domesticate with his boyfriend; and the group's oldest member, longtime waiter Dom (Murray Bartlett), 39, is facing middle age with romantic and professional dreams still unfulfilled. The trio's stories intertwine and unspool dramatically as they search for happiness and intimacy in an age of unparalleled choices – and rights – for gay men.
The trio's stories intertwine and unspool dramatically as they search for happiness and intimacy in an age of unparalleled choices – and rights – for gay men.
The series takes a candid look at the progressive, unpredictable, sexually open culture of the Bay Area, with real San Francisco locations serving as a backdrop for the group’s lives. Rounding out the Lookingworld are Dom's roommate Doris (Lauren Weedman), Agustín’s boyfriend Frank (O.T. Fagbenle), and Patrick's co-worker Owen (Andrew Law), as well as love interests Kevin (Russell Tovey), Lynn (Scott Bakula), and Richie (Raúl Castillo).
LOOKING demonstrates, to varying degrees, the extent to which gay lifestyle has gone mainstream, focusing on themes that everyone, gay and straight, can relate to: falling in love, finding professional fulfillment, forging an identity in a complicated world, searching for happiness.
LOOKING stars Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, HBO’s upcoming The Normal Heart) as Patrick, Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) as Agustín, and Murray Bartlett (August) as Dom. Recurring guests this season include Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap) as Lynn, Russell Tovey (The History Boys) as Kevin, Lauren Weedman (Date Night) as Doris, O.T. Fagbenle (Breaking and Entering) as Frank, Andrew Law as Owen, and Raúl Castillo as Richie.
Shot in and around San Francisco, LOOKING was created by Michael Lannan and is executive produced by Sarah Condon (Bored to Death) and Andrew Haigh, who wrote and directed the critically-laudedWeekend.