HBO has picked up to series the Michael Lannan dramedy pilot executive produced by Andrew Haigh, Sarah Condon and David Marshall Grant. The network has given an eight-episode order to the untitled project, which revolves around three friends in San Francisco (Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Jonathan Groff), who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men. Haigh directed the pilot written by Lannan based on feature script Lorimer. (Lannan also did a short film by that name, but the HBO pilot stems from his original script.) Lannan serves as co-exec producer. Production is expected to start in the fall in San Francisco for a 2014 premiere. The pickup of the untitled San Francisco project comes as HBO’s latest comedy series, Family Tree, opened to soft numbers on Sunday. HBO also has new comedy Hello Ladies coming up and recently renewed Veep and Girls.
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