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In pics: Work is officially underway on the 'Looking' one-off special

2015-10-27
Finally! After months of mourning the end of HBO's Looking, our spirits have been lifting by the happy news that the cast are already getting their claws into the one-off feature-length special created to wrap-up the series for good. Jonathan Groff and co. have been sharing pictures on Instagram as they reunite for the script read-through yesterday (October 26), which has us screaming 'BUT HOW DOES IT ALL END' at our smartphone screens. Try and glean what you can from the pics below... https://instagram.com/p/9V5m8nltiB/ https://instagram.com/p/9V5XTLlthk/ https://instagram.com/p/9WDPdvFtjS/ https://instagram.com/p/9V5hHhFth0/ https://instagram.com/p/9V5zkxFtia/ Meanwhile fellow star Russell Tovey - who recently shocked fans after posting a possibly unintentionally revealing selfie online - tweeted last week that he'd read the script and that "lucky" veiwers were in for a treat come next year. "I'm very lucky", the 33-year-old wrote. "I've just read the last episode of @LookingHBO and y'all be watching it are going to feel very lucky too X #LookingHBO". https://twitter.com/russelltovey/status/656104039785111552 HBO president Michael Lombardo previously admitted the decision to axe the show at the conclusion of season two back in March was “very painful” for him on “a personal level”. He explained: “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.” He added that ultimately, the show’s low ratings meant the channel couldn’t justify a third season. Initially, over 60,000 fans signed a petition to save the San Francisco-set series from cancellation, but their disappointment was eventually allayed by the news of a feature-length movie continuation to provide the series with some closure. Bring it on, boys. More stories: Russell Tovey talks sex scenes: 'I only touch balls if its in the script' Marc Jacobs responds to ‘wild, 10-person orgy’ reports in spectacular style Win £500 store credit at MR PORTER