Here’s Major Casting News For HBO’s Gay Dramedy “Looking”

unnamed-1They may have been snubbed in the Emmy department, but HBO’s queertastic Looking is revving up for production on its second season.

Opinions are numbered and varied as to what people want to see more and less of as the show progresses (here’s Queerty’s take).

But for those who bemoaned the lack of diversity in season 1, you may be pleasantly surprised by the fresh faces joining the fold.

TV Line reports:

Season 2 of the HBO drama will add three recurring characters: Malik, an African-American staffer in the mayor’s office; Sammie, a female-to-male transgender who lives at the shelter where Agustín gets a job; and Brady, Richie’s new redheaded, slightly punk beau.

Looks like we’ll have to add a few more entires to our breakdown of gay archetypes portrayed on the show.

And because we can’t help but chime in (are you listening casting directors?), here’s who we’d love to see nab the roles.

Malik, the “African-American staffer in the mayor’s office”: Corbin Bleu

Corbin got his break on the Disney Chanel, appearing in High School Musical 3 looking a lot like this:


But now he looks like this, and we’d love to see him rise up the TV hierarchy to HBO:

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Sammie, the “female-to-male transgender who lives at the shelter where Agustín gets a job”: Casey Legler

Casey is a woman who happens to work as a male model. She steers around phrases like “gender identity” and “gender expression” in favor of focusing on personal freedom.


Brady, “Richie’s new redheaded, slightly punk beau”: Cameron Monaghan

Cameron is no stranger to playing gay, having delighted audiences as teen rebel “Ian” for four seasons on Showtime’s Shameless. But Cameron is growing up fast, so why not graduate to dating Richie? We certainly wouldn’t mind the sex scenes.