First Look: Russell Tovey, Jonathan Groff in HBO's gay-themed 'Looking'

Tue. November 12, 2013 9:26 AM by

HBO will premiere its much-anticipated gay-themed series Looking on January 19 at 10:30 PM.

On Sunday, the network released a teaser clip from the upcoming series. 

In Looking, a trio of friends – Murray Bartlett (Guiding Light), Jonathan Groff (Glee, Boss) and newcomer Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) – grapple with gay life in San Francisco, America's most gay-friendly city.

In his first major role playing gay, 31-year-old openly gay Russell Tovey plays Kevin, an accomplished game wunderkind, who works closely with Groff's character.

Tovey is best know for his role as werewolf George Sands in the BBC supernatural drama Being Human.

The 8-episode series' pilot was directed by Andrew Haigh, whose brilliant film Weekend about a 48-hour relationship between two men has collected numerous film festival prizes.

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