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by Alison Willmore
May 14, 2013 4:07 PM
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HBO Picks Up Michael Lannan's Gay-Themed San Francisco-Set Dramedy to Series

Michael Lannan wrote and directed the 2011 short 'Lorimer,' which differs from the feature script that inspired his HBO series
It may not have a name, but Michael Lannan's still untitled dramedy project has been picked up to series by HBO, reports Deadline.

The pilot, about three San Francisco-based friends (played by Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett and "Glee" actor Jonathan Groff) exploring the highs and lows of life as part of a new generation of gay men, was executive produced by "Weekend" director Andrew Haigh, Sarah Condon ("Bored to Death") and David Marshall Grant ("Smash").

Lannan wrote the pilot, which was based on his feature script "Lorimer," with Haigh directing. The series, which we'll just go ahead and describe as a gay male answer to "Girls" before we have any evidence that such a comparison might be true, has been given an eight-episode order. Lannan, who produced "Interior. Leather Bar.," will serve as co-executive producer on the series, with is being slated for a 2014 premiere, with production starting in the fall in San Francisco.

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  • AJ | May 14, 2013 11:21 PMReply

    Yay more gay white men. Can they just re-air Queer as Folk and call it a day?

  • bob hawk | May 15, 2013 12:03 AM

    I don't believe Frankie Alvarez would be considered "white." Plus, it's quite presumptive of you to know what the milieu will consist of before the fact. (S.F. can be quite colorful when it wants to be.) Why don't we just wait until AFTER we get a look at it?