Jonathan Groff to Star in New LGBT Series on HBO

Jonathan Groff to Star in New LGBT Series on HBO

Jonathan Groff has found a new home on HBO.

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the stage star nabbed a role in the premium network's untitled LGBT-centered pilot in February - today, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that HBO has given the project an eight-episode order.

The dramedy from Michael Lannan follows three friends who "explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men." Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett also star. Andrew Haigh is set to direct the pilot.

For the original announcement, head on over to The Hollywood Reporter.

Groff's TV credits include Starz's BOSS alongside Kelsey Grammer and appearances on THE GOOD WIFE. His film credits include TAKING WOODSTOCK and THE CONSPIRATOR, as well as the upcoming Disney animated feature FROZEN and David Sedaris' C.O.G. He will also appear in HBO's adaptation of the Tony-winning play THE NORMAL HEART, directed by GLEE's Ryan Murphy.

Groff starred in SPRING AWAKENING, for which he earned a 2007 Tony Award nomination. He has also appeared in Broadway's IN MY LIFE and HAIR, as well as off-Broadway's THE SUBMISSION, THE SINGING FOREST, and PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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