It’s official: Jonathan Groff (Jesse St. James) is returning to your TV screen! The Glee guest star, who played Rachel’s (Lea Michele) ex-boyfriend on multiple seasons of the Fox comedy, booked an HBO dramedy pilot back in February — and the cable network has just picked up the series for eight episodes.
The as-yet-untitled project will star Jonathan as one of three friends living in San Francisco and exploring “the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.”
Remember Me’s Michael Lannan and Bored to Death's Sarah Condon created the comedy series, and the two friends of Jonathan’s character will be played by Smash actor Frankie J. Alvarez and Australian soap actor Murray Bartlett.
Filming begins this fall, and the series won’t premiere until sometime in 2014. Jonathan previously had a recurring role on Starz’s Boss, but the Kelsey Grammer political drama was cancelled back in November. He’ll next been seen in the HBO movie, The Normal Heart, created by Glee’s Ryan Murphy. The film, which is set in New York City in the early 1980s, examines the rise of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Jonathan will play Craig, the first lover of Taylor Kitsch’s Bruce Niles, who ultimately succumbs to the disease.
Congrats to Jonathan on the pickup! It sounds like we’ll be seeing quite a lot of him in the future. No complaints here!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter