07/17/2013 12:59 pm ET

Jonathan Groff's New HBO Series Is 'The Gay Experience'


Jonathan Groff hopes his new HBO series represents multiple aspects of gay life.

The dramedy, which stars Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez ("Smash") and Murray Bartlett ("Damages") as three friends living in San Francisco, hails from Michael Lannan, who will serve as executive producer alongside Sarah Condon and David Marshall Grant. Lannan wrote the pilot, which will be directed by Andrew Haigh.

According to SFGate, Groff will play a video game designer named Patrick, who's looking for love on OKCupid.

"The show hopefully will express all facets of gay life," he said. "We're all different types of people. There's lots of people who have anonymous sex. There's also people looking for love. There's people looking for an open relationship. There are also the queens. There are those you wouldn't know were gay. It's the gay experience."

HBO is targeting a 2014 premiere date with eight episodes planned for the new series. No title has been set yet.


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