HBO’s ‘Looking’ Cancelled: Is A Movie In The Works?

Were you holding your breath for a third season of HBO’s Looking? Well, you’re going to be disappointed because HBO has decided to cancel the series after two short seasons.

The unfortunate news was confirmed by Looking’s Kevin (played by Russell Tovey) on Twitter.

The show lasted for 18 episodes, but as Tovey mentioned, there will be a film for the show that’s in the works.

In a statement released by HBO, the network announced the news of a Looking special for the faithful fan base.

“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.”

For those that don’t know, Looking followed characters Patrick, Dom, Agustin, Doris, Kevin, and Richie as they tried their best to search for love in San Francisco. When the pilot premiered after Girls, the reception was mixed. While it seemed to grow on people and engage viewers, it simply wasn’t enough to keep a large fan base invested, which lead to its cancellation.

At the time, Variety said Looking was less whiny than Girls but still strong in its voice.

“Spearheaded by writer Michael Lannan and director Andrew Haigh, ‘Looking’ doesn’t break new ground, although it does take the license one would expect of an HBO series, and the sex scenes, while infrequent, are explicit and raw. Yet the show gets past that aspect, in part because, unlike ‘Girls,’ it feels less self-conscious about being provocative, with the situations flowing organically out of the characters.”

Although Looking fans are going to get a special treat, which other shows don’t receive upon cancellation, some people still aren’t happy with the show’s fate.

@russelltovey @LookingHBO that least that’s positive but I really love Looking, this is sad

— Elsebeth Frederiksen (@ElsebethYNWA) March 25, 2015

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