Fresh off of his Emmy-nominated supporting turn in Steven Soderbergh's tele-film 'Behind the Candelabra', Scott Bakula is once again a sought after commodity in the world of television. The former time traveler and captain of the starship Enterprise has had a bit of an up-and-down career path, but always seems to find a good role that raises his stock back up every few years. In this case, he seemingly impressed HBO enough to earn a recurring part on an upcoming dramedy, according to a report on Deadline.
'Looking' follows three friends living in San Francisco's Castro District, as they explore all the opportunties for fun, romance, and success available to young gay men in the thriving community. The main characters are played by actors Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, and former 'Glee' star Jonathan Groff. Bakula will portray Lynn, a handsome entrepreneur and all-around power player in the Castro community. Oh boy.
Production on the series is slated to begin this fall in San Francisco (naturally), with the plan being to premiere on HBO sometime next year. The series is co-created by Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh, based on an unproduced feature script by Lannan called 'Lorimer.' While Lannan did eventually produce a short film version of the project, this series will be based on the original feature length draft. Haigh will direct the pilot.
Will Bakula be a good addition to this fledgling series? Or will he hope that his next leap will be to a different show?