A star of BBC’s "Being Human" has been cast in a new HBO half-hour dramedy about gay men in San Francisco. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Russell Tovey is joining "Looking."
Tovey, who played the werewolf George Sands on the supernatural BBC drama, will play Kevin, a gay video game wunderkind who has made a lot of money at a young age, the story says. His character works closely with Patrick, who is played by Jonathan Groff.
The casting is the first big U.S. role for Tovey, who is openly gay, the story says. The eight-episode series will start shooting in San Francisco in the next few weeks.