‘Glee’ alum, Lea Michele pal Jonathan Groff lands role in HBO pilot

Jonathan GroffEven though we have not seen an appearance from Jesse St. James at all during “Glee” season 4, there is still no questioning that Jonathan Groff has a place in the show’s history. He was one of Rachel Berry’s love interests away from Finn Hudson, and he and Lea Michele are very good friends in real life.

Following a stint on the now-canceled Starz series “Boss,” we’re not hearing that Groff has landed a brand-new potential role courtesy of HBO. The Hollywood Reporter says that this show is from “Bored to Death’s” Sarah Condon along with writer Michael Lannan, and it will focus on three friends in their thirties who are trying to understand the modern gay experience within San Francisco. Groff play one of these characters, a gay man named Patrick who works as a video-game developer.

At this very moment, this series is still in the pilot phase, which of course means that it may or may not actually be greenlighted to an eventual series down the road. However, you have to believe that there is some solid potential here. Groff now has a solid catalog of both comedic and dramatic roles, and you have to believe that there is also currently a place for this sort of show on television: gay and lesbian people are starting to be thought of more as capable leads than just supporting characters, and we would actually like to see the sort of style of HBO’s “Girls” adapted to something on the west coast, where a character a little bit along the likes of Andrew Rannells’ Elijah can really flourish.

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