In a very disappointing turn of events, HBO cancelled "Looking" after merely two seasons. However, in order to give fans of the show some sort of closure, a TV movie special was ordered, whose details we received only recently.
The feature-length film, which will act as a finale for "Looking", is set for release in March or April 2016. The writing has already commenced, but it will not completely focus on wrap-up, because as creator Michael Lannan puts it, by tradition, "Looking" does not have tidy endings for any of its storylines.
Regardless, the one thing we are all waiting for is to see Patrick (Jonathan Groff) with Richie (Raul Castillo), and possibly Agustin (Frankie J Alvarez) and Eddie (Daniel Franzese) moving forward together.
"Looking" is like nothing that has ever been on TV before in terms of portraying a young gay man's life with all its flaws and beauty.
Therefore, fans were unanimously shocked at HBO's decision to can the show. However, HBO president Michael Lombardo confirmed that the decision was not made lightly. "As a gay man, in particular, I was very proud that there was a show that felt like it was dealing very honestly and openly with gay men and their lives, without putting them into a comedic mode," he said.
In fact, it was his love for the script that led to the movie. Add to that the fans' need for a finale and the writers' wish to wrap up stories, and you have a feature-length "Looking Film".
"A lot of fans who wanted a longer episode are going to get one long two-hour episode. I think that will be [a] blessing in a lot of ways: We'll get to close it out the way everyone wants to close it out, and then, hopefully, we'll continue to be friends, supporting each other in future projects," said Alvarez, who plays Agustin in the series.
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