San Francisco: HBO’s Gay Version of ‘Girls’ To Start Filming Next Week
HBO’s new series ‘Looking,’ about gay friends living in San Francisco, begins filming in the city this coming Monday through November. The series stars Jonathan Groff (above), who has appeared in ‘Glee’ and numerous Broadway shows. He recently broke up with boyfriend Zachary Quinto.
The male-centric offering stars Jonathan Groff of Glee as gay video game developer Patrick who struggles in his social life. Frankie Alvarez, last seen on Smash , will play his best friend, while Murray Bartlett, of Guiding Light, rounds out the trio of leads.
While in town in June at the LGBT film festival Frameline, where he promoted his film C.O.G., based on a story by gay author David Sedaris, Groff half-jokingly asked the audience if anyone knew of an apartment rental for the fall, as he expected to spend three months in town filming the new eight-episode, half-hour series.
According to local locations manager Matthew Riutta, production onLooking will begin Monday, September 16 and run through November 17. The series will have its filming headquarters based in the Mission on 16th Street at Folsom and will be shooting at various locations around the city and Bay Area.
I will keep on the lookout for filming – the filming headquarters is just down the street from my house at 18th and Folsom. Will we see Jonathan and co-stars frequenting SOMA gay bars? Probably not since they seem like Castro types but everyone shows up in the back room of the Powerhouse eventually.