Get the tissues ready… it’s almost time to bid farewell to Patrick, Dom, Agustin, and Doris as HBO sets the finale date for Looking.
If, like us, you were devastated at the news last March following the conclusion of the series’ season 2 finale that the cable network were not going to renew Looking, the promise of a special movie-length episode to wrap the loose ends was of little comfort (though certainly much better than leaving things as they stood at the end of season 2). However, over a year later, with no new episodes and no Jonathan Groff on our screens, the idea of a 90 minute film has us chomping at the bit, especially with no clue on when this manna from the Gods will arrive.
While there is still quite a way to go, we now have a date to mark in our calendars and that all important spectacular finale party to plan. Yesterday (May 17), HBO announced that the wrap-up special will air on Saturday, July 23 at 10pm. We also got the first short synopsis for the film. Titled Looking: The Movie, the conclusion to the series sees Patrick (Groff) return to “San Francisco for the first time in almost a year to celebrate a momentous event with his old friends. In the process, he must face the unresolved relationships he left behind and make difficult choices about what’s important to him.”
I’m guessing that the “momentous event” is more than likely a wedding for one of the characters – possibly Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez) and Eddie (Danial Franzese) – and we will also have Kevin (Russell Tovey) and Ritchie (Raul Castillo) also returning. And yep, tissues will definitely be needed.
The series’ executive producers Andrew Haigh and Michael Lannan have written the script for the standalone film, with Haigh directing.