You can now set your DVRs as HBO has confirmed the premiere date and air time for its new gay series being shot on location in San Francisco.
The half-hour show, called Looking, will have its debut at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, January 19 on the premium cable channel. It is planned to have an eight episode first season.
The series revolves around three friends in San Francisco “who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men,” HBO said in a press release issued today (Wednesday, October 16) announcing the series’ premiere date.
Created by Michael Lannan and executive produced by Andrew Haigh and Sarah Condon, the show stars Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett. Special guest stars include Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula.
It is the first time a television series has been fully shot on location in San Francisco since the CBS cop show Nash Bridges, starring Don Johnson and Cheech Marin, went off the air in 2001.
Filming of Looking’s first season is expected to wrap in mid November. As the Bay Area Reporter has noted, the show has shot scenes at a number of LGBT businesses around the city, including at the Stud dance club and safe sex club Eros.
The crew has been documented the making of the show via photos posted to its account on Instagram.