Fresh off his recurring role in Kelsey Grammer’s Starz drama Boss, Tony-nominated Broadway actor and Glee sweetheart Jonathan Groff will star in a new HBO comedy about gay friends living in San Fransisco.
The untitled project—from Bored to Death‘s Sarah Condon and Brothers and Sisters writer Michael Lannan—features Groff as Patrick, an intelligent and successful gay video game developer dealing with a less successful personal life. Based on Lannan’s feature script Lorimer, the show “revolves around three thirty-something friends living in San Fransisco who grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience.”
Could this be the new Girls for gays?
More intimate details of the project are sparse, though we have an inkling it’ll include plenty of racy romantic situations. Groff’s co-star Frankie Alvarez is said to play the star’s best friend, Augustin, “who has a strong ego and for whom politics make it difficult to settle down with his boyfriend.”
Politics that make settling down difficult? We hope it’s HBO’s way of finally addressing the ‘bottoms dating bottoms’ conundrum.