Home Box Office (HBO) has decided to cancel the half-hour series “Looking” and present the conclusion in a special format.
In a press release, HBO, an American premium cable and satellite television network, stated “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.”
The series wrapped up March 22 and its special format conclusion will be a movie, network officials said.
“Looking” lasted for 18 episodes. It was often referred to as a “dramedy” for its subject matter and frankness about present day queer life. Themes the show promoted included: recreational drug use, transgender teens, interracial dating, gay Hispanics, office romances – and affairs -- and hook-up apps.
The show starred Jonathan Groff as Patrick, a thirty-something gay man raised in a conservative family now living in a brave new world. The cast includes Russell Tovey, Frankie J. Alvarez, Lauren Weedman, Murray Bartlett and Raul Castillo.
Series creator Michael Lannan told the Huffington Post a lot of people have been “voicing their support for the show” and a third season is not out of the question.