Frankie J. Alvarez won’t be looking for a new acting gig anytime soon…
HBO has given a second-season renewal to its gay-themed dramedy Looking, which stars the Latino actor as Agustín, as the Cuban-American artist Agustín.
Created by Michael Lannan, the series centers on a group of gay friends living in San Francisco.
Looking’s renewal comes after a third consecutive week of series highs posted by the ensemble comedy this past Sunday when it drew 519,000 viewers at 10:30 pm, up 54% from the series premiere five weeks ago.
Including encores, Looking averaged 749,000 viewers on Sunday, with its episodes attracting a gross audience of 2 million viewers season to date.
Despite its soft ratings start last month, HBO officials were encouraged by the attention the show has been getting as they consider a show being part of the cultural conversation as important as overall ratings.
In addition to Alvarez, the series stars Jonathan Groff, and Murray Bartlett. Joining them as new regulars for Season 2 are Lauren Weedman, Raúl Castillo and Russell Tovey who are all recurring this season.