HBO has ordered what some are calling a gay man’s version of Girls.The as-yet untitled series received an 8-episode order and stars Glee’s Jonathan Groff as the central protagonist. Groff’s character will be part of a group of gay men living (and, presumably) loving in San Francisco, which is much more glamorous than Pittsburgh, where Queer As Folk was located all those years ago. HBO says that the show explores “the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men,” so get ready for some Grindr references.
The show also stars Smash’s Frankie J. Alvarez and Guiding Light’s Murray Bartlett and should start airing sometime in 2014.
Groff is also playing the love interest to Friday Night Lights’ Taylor Kitsch in the upcoming Ryan Murphy-helmed HBO movie The Normal Heart.