Castillo Upped to Series Regular on HBO’s “Looking”

Expect to see more of Raúl Castillo on the small screen…

The Latino actor has been upped to series regular for the upcoming second season of HBO’s Looking.

Raul Castillo

Created by Michael Lannan and executive produced by Andrew Haigh and Sarah Condon, the show revolves around three friends in San Francisco who explore the varied options available to a new generation of gay men.

Castillo, whose television credits include apperances on Blue Bloods, Law and Order and Nurse Jackie, recurred on Season 1 as Richie Donado.

Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett star on the series.

Looking’s second season will premiere on Sunday, January 11 at 10:00pm.

HBO Renews Alvarez’s “Looking” of Second Season, Raul Castillo Upped to Series Regular

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.

Frankie J. Alvarez in Looking

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.

Frankie J. Alvarez in Looking

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.

HBO Orders Alvarez’s Untitled Pilot Project to Series

Frankie J. Alvarez has landed his first series…

HBO is sending the Latino actor’s yet-to-be-titled pilot to series.

Frankie J. Alvarez

The network has given an eight-episode order to the untitled dramedy from Michael Lannan, which revolves around three friends in San Francisco (Alvarez, Murray Bartlett and Jonathan Groff), who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.

Andrew Haigh directed the pilot, which was written by Lannan based on feature script Lorimer.

Production is expected to start in the fall in San Francisco for a 2014 premiere.

Alvarez’s credits include a guest-starring role on NBC’s Smash, as well as several stage projects.