HBO’s gay president was deeply saddened to cancel “Looking”

HBO president Michael Lombardo addresses the cancellation of Looking.

HBO president Michael Lombardo addresses the cancellation of Looking.

HBO president Michael Lombardo addresses the cancellation of Looking.

HBO president Michael Lombardo addresses the cancellation of Looking.

“I thought the show, creatively, was really doing something that I hadn’t seen on any other show, particularly dealing with gay lives. As a gay man, in particular, I was very proud that there was a show that felt like it was dealing very honestly and openly with gay men and their lives, without putting them into a comedic mode.”

— HBO president Michael Lombardo, addressing the cancellation of the HBO dramedy at the TCA press tour on Thursday, where he also confirmed that production on a movie will begin this fall for a 2016 air date

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