Looks like "Looking" is sticking around for a second season. HBO announced today that the half-hour comedy-drama from Andrew Haigh ("Weekend") and Michael Lannan ("Lorimer") will be back for a second year.
The series stars Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett as a trio of gay male friends navigating life in San Francisco. In the second season, recurring actors Lauren Weedman (Doris), Raúl Castillo (Richie) and Russell Tovey (Kevin) will be bumped up to series regulars.
"Looking" began with unimpressive ratings, but its numbers have grown over the season, and, like "Girls" (with which it has been paired), it has generated significant media interest and debate. Production on the second season is slated to begin in San Francisco later this year. The eight-part first season, which will come to a close on March 9th, has featured indie guest directors like Jamie Babbit, Ryan Fleck and Joe Swanberg in addition to Haigh, with cinematographer Reed Morano ("Kill Your Darlings," "The Skeleton Twins") shooting every episode.
Check out our weekly recaps of "Looking" here.