American comedy-drama “Looking” bids goodbye to fans as HBO finally cancelled the series. Fans of the gay-themed television series were saddened with the news that their favorite television series has been axed out by the network. The show’s low ratings did not please HBO, which prompts the cable network to finish series just after its 18th episode. Read on for more details.
In the official statement of HBO, announcing a “Looking” special, it was revealed that the journey of friendship and her friends in search of love and lasting relationships in San Francisco has now come to an end.
Some said that it was not surprising that HBO cancelled “Looking.” It was because despite the story’s premise, it was not able to successfully grab the viewers’ attention. Its last episode only drew 300,000 viewers to the disappointment of show runners.
Although there would no longer be a season 3, fans of “Looking” can still look forward to a finale special. HBO, however, has yet to announce when the special will air. There’s a strong possibility that it will be shown next year given that it just ended its second season. When HBO cancelled “Extras” and “Hello Ladies,” the network also went the same route and gave both series a special episode a year after the season finale. Perhaps, we can also expect the same strategy for “Looking.”
“Looking” season 2 finale ended with Patrick torn between continuing his relationship with Kevin and his love Richie. Our guess is that the special will most likely center on Patrick’s choice.
“Looking” created by Michael Lanman follows the life of Patrick Murray (Jonathan Groff), Agustin (Frankin J. Alvarez) and Dom (Murray Bartlett) as they search for true love. The show is produced by Lannan, Andrew Haigh and Sarah Condon.
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