‘Looking’ gets cancelled by HBO


HBO has cancelled their half-hour series Looking following its second season finale, but will afford the creators an opportunity to wrap up their storylines with a special, Variety is reporting.

Among one of the premiere cable channels, HBO has been known for a number of series over the years, from The Sopranos and Six Feet Under to Game of Thrones and The Leftovers. Among that group are two half-hour shows, Girls and Looking. The latter was created by Michael Lannan and executive produced by Weekend filmmaker Andrew Haigh, and focused on a trio of gay friends living in modern-day San Francisco, and their daily trials and tribulations. It starred Jonathan Groff, Murray Bartlett, and Frankie J. Alvarez, and featured both Daniel Franzese and Scott Bakula in recurring roles over the course of its two seasons.

The show’s ratings were of some concern to HBO, and the second season finale, which aired on March 22nd, drew 300,000 viewers. HBO released the following statement about the show.

After two years of following Patrick and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San Francisco in search of love and lasting relationships, HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special. We look forward to sharing this adventure with the shows loyal fans.

No date has been set yet for the airing of the special, which will double as the series finale.

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