Since it was announced that HBO’s gay drama ‘Looking’ was to be axed after it’s second season – over 67,000 superfans launched a petition to bring the show back for a third season.
HBO’s Looking, starring Russell Tovey and Jonathan Groff, wasn’t exactly a runaway hit – but members of it’s niche fanbase are devastated at it’s cancellation last month. A few fans, well 67,000 to be exact, took their frustration to the internet and signed a petition to bring back the show for another season.
At the time of writing this article, the makers of the petition are only 1,000 signatures away from their goal of 68,000. Once their goal is reached, it will be presented to HBO head honcho Richard Plepler, in hopes that he will renew the show for a third season.
“To some fans of the show, it is the truest representation of themselves on TV; for others, it is a rare opportunity to see characters that remind them of their friends, loved ones and fellow community-members,” reads the petition description.
“HBO has a history of taking risks for the sake of artistic expression and producers around the world look to HBO as a trendsetter.
“Please sign the petition to tell HBO: reconsider canceling Looking, and renew these powerful stories – our stories – for a third season.”
HBO released a statement last month when it was announced the series was to be cancelled. It read, “After two years of following Patrick and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San Francisco in search of love and lasting relationships, HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special. We look forward to sharing this adventure with the shows loyal fans.”
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