‘Glee’s’ Jonathan Groff to star in new HBO comedy

By Lena Finkel,

Best known for his role as Jesse St. James on Glee, actor Jonathan Groff has been tapped to star in a new unnamed HBO comedy.

The pilot, written by Sarah Condo and Michael Lannen, will follow a group of gay friends as they attempt to navigate life in San Francisco, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Groff will play Patrick, a gay man successful in his job as a video-game developer but not in his love life. Alongside Groff will be Frankie Alvarez, set to play Groff’s best friend, an artist’s assistant with a strong ego.

Andrew Haigh has also signed on to direct the pilot, reports Broadway World.

In addition to Glee, Groff has appeared on the Starz drama Boss and has extensive experience on Broadway. He previously starred in Spring Awakening, for which he was nominated for a Tony, according to Broadway World.

On a personal note, Groff was revealed to be in a committed relationship with fellow actor Zachary Quinto back in September. Quinto confirmed the news to Out magazine as TheCelebrityCafe.com previously reported.

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