Looking: Season Two Renewal for HBO Series

Looking season two on HBOAfter the show posted another series high in viewership this week, HBO has renewed Looking for a second season.

The show drew 519,000 viewers this past Sunday, a vast improvement over the series premiere some five weeks ago. Six episodes have aired thus far, leaving two more in the season. It’s unclear how many installments have been ordered for season two.

Starring Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett, Looking follows a trio of male gay friends in San Francisco. Others in the current cast include Lauren Weedman, Raúl Castillo, and Russell Tovey.

What do you think? Do you like Looking? Are you glad to hear that it’s coming back for another season?

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  1. Phillip says

    Not normally a viewer of HBO, for this series i may well subscribe again. If the gay communities have not found the “Looking” series stimulating enough for their tastes, asfar as I am concerned, they can go pound sand in someone else’s box. I have found the characters real/normal people living lives, encountering real relationships and what that demands. The hardest, most difficult situations any one of us can face is to discover the life preserving ring that will keep us from drowning in self pity–self loathing. I have seen the entirety of the first season and am delighted that the story will continue at least for one more season. Finally a series for adult gays and not adolescent boys; i.e. QaF!

  2. JD says

    I really like “Looking” it takes longer than 8 episodes to build a bond with the viewers, although I felt like we were just getting there and it is now over. No, this is not even close to Q ueer as Folk, but it is a refreshing approach, most LGBTQ films are over the top, this feels real, and if we get more time, it might turn out to be a classic, in comparison to something like Tales of the City.

    • Joe says

      The number of new episodes isn’t known (as far as from what I know)….not a naysayer, not a pessimist, not negative: the show is a bore, not witty, not engaging, not clever, non captivating. You can most certainly achieve all of that in 3 episodes: if you don’t you lose the audience it was intended for, let alone the fringe – let alone it follows one of the most popular shows on HBO. That in and of itself speaks to the shows lack of creativity. What’s worse is that we only have Q ueer as Folk and maybe Will and Grace to ”compare” it to. QAF only looked at a segment of whatever you want to call a gay community (the jury is still out on whether a community even exists) and W&G was so sanitary, they may have been Asexual. Perhaps my expectations are too high, perhaps the gay mafia in Hollywood is with holding the real talent somewhere , I find it impossible to believe this is all we have to offer.

  3. Joe says

    Boring beyond belief – if this is the best option you have for a series like this perhaps you’re not researching the talent within the gay community this show is unwatchable

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