HBO Cancels Fan-Favorite ‘Looking’ After Season 2, But It’s Not Over Yet
HBO has cancelled its fan-favorite comedy Looking, but there is a bit of a twist that fans of the show will be happy to hear. Even though the show is ending after two seasons, it is not officially done with quite yet.
Following the show’s conclusion, there will be a movie special that will tie up the show’s loose ends and show fans what happens to each character after the end of the series. Somehow the viewership went down over time, but surely there are plenty of people who will still want to see what happened to everyone following the last episode of season 2.
HBO’s Looking followed a group of friends living in San Francisco and the experiences that they shared together looking for love and adventure. The series starred Jonathan Groff as Patrick, with Murray Bartlett as Dom, Frankie J. Alvarez as Agustin, Lauren Weedman as Doris, Russell Tovey as Kevin and Raúl Castillo as Richie.
Yo @LookingHBO fans – rumors are true, we don't have a new season to report, but hey, we got a movie special to shoot instead! Cool huh?? X
— russell tovey (@russelltovey) March 25, 2015
In a statement, HBO said “After two years of following Patrick and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San Francisco in search of love and lasting relationships, HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special. We look forward to sharing this adventure with the shows loyal fans.”
The series lasted for 18 episodes and concluded with Patrick moving in with Kevin only to find that he was not quite ready for a monogamous relationship yet. Despite drawing in big numbers due to the show’s uniqueness at the beginning of the show, viewership decreased over time to a finale that barely drew in under 300,000 viewers without factoring in delayed and on-demand viewing.
So incredibly bummed that #LookingHBO was canceled. Season 2 was hands down some of the best writing and acting I've ever seen. Ever. :(
— Jessica Verdi (@JessVerdi) March 25, 2015
— Sean (@SeanMeltonLBC) March 25, 2015
HBO’s Looking was created by Michael Lannan, and with the cancellation of the series, the movie special should work in the show’s favor to bring in the dedicated viewers that will be sad to see the show go.
Tell US: Are you sad to see Looking end and will you be tuning in for the special?