By now, you’ve heard all about the new HBO series Looking and how it won’t just be an awful gay ripoff of Girls or Sex and the City (thank god). Judging by the buzz a number of preview promos have managed to stir and the great reception of a mostly openly gay cast, this modern depiction of “the reality of gay sex” is shaping up to be the greatest thing since Queer as Folk.
With the official premiere only five days away, HBO has released a new promo in which you can get to know the characters you’ll surely come to love. “Casting of the show is completely critical,” says creator Michael Lannan. Director Andrew Haigh adds “you’ve got to have characters and actors that can see four or five possible seasons through…I think we’ve found the right people.”
Four or five seasons? That’s pretty ambitious, but with Jonathan Groff at the helm and a handful of other adorable gay actors (was that Andrew Keenan-Bolger we saw around 0:07?), we’d say this show has a pretty good chance of sticking around till then.
Looking premieres on HBO this Sunday, January 19 at 10:30 p.m.