When HBO unceremoniously canceled its groundbreaking show Looking after just a second season, it couldn’t help but feel a little premature. While most shows of that caliber are given at least a few seasons to find an audience, Looking—despite universal acclaim—was never able to pull in the ratings HBO was looking for.
Thankfully, the network decided to give Patrick (Jonathan Groff), Augustin (Frankie J. Alvarez), and Dom (Murray Bartlett) the ending they deserve in the form of feature length special appropriately called Looking: The Movie, set to air July 23 on HBO.
In the long-awaited trailer, we find Patrick back in San Francisco after running off to Colorado to mend his broken heart. The welcome reunion looks to be a catalyst for some bacchanal San Fran nights, some major tears, and unexpected encounters with some familiar faces. But, above all else, fans can expect more of the nuance and deeply felt depiction of life as a gay man in America that became the show’s hallmark. That’s thanks to the return of mastermind Andrew Haigh, who directed and co-wrote the special.
Groff, meanwhile, gained national attention for his turn as King George III in “Hamilton.” That increased profile might help Looking: The Movie get the audience it most certainly deserves. Check out the trailer, above.