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HBO Picks Up Gay-Themed San Francisco Comedy Starring Jonathan Groff

HBO Picks Up Gay-Themed San Francisco Comedy Starring Jonathan Groff
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Jonathan Groff will star in a new untitled HBO series about gay friends in San Francisco.

Jonathan Groff is moving to San Francisco! The Broadway and Glee favorite will star in a new gay-themed HBO series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. HBO has ordered eight episodes of the untitled series based on Michael Lannan’s 2011 short film Lorimer. Directed by Andrew Haigh, the show will be produced by Sarah Condon (Bored to Death) and Broadway vet David Marshall Grant (Brothers and Sisters), alongside Lannan as co-executive producer. No premiere date has been announced.

In addition to Groff, the series is also slated to star Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) and Murray Bartlett (All My Children). The untitled show tells the story of Patrick (Groff), a successful video game developer with a not-so-successful personal life and his relationship with his two friends as they explore the plethora of options available to them in San Francisco.

Groff made his Broadway debut in In My Life and earned a Tony nomination for his star turn as Melchior in Spring Awakening. The star of Hair in Central Park, Groff is best known to TV audiences as Glee’s Jesse St. James and right-hand man Ian Todd on Boss. Groff is slated to play Craig in the 2014 film adaptation of The Normal Heart, currently in production.

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