HBO Is in the Neighborhood

Filming notice posted along 21st and Harrison.

Filming notice posted along 21st and Harrison.

A film crew was at work on Harrison and 20th streets in the Mission today, creating an HBO TV pilot. The show, a comedy, centers on three gay men living in the present-day Mission. As might be expected, one works in the restaurant industry, one is a techie and one an artist. The show does not yet have a name, but producer Kat Landsberg identified it as “The Untitled Michael Lannan Pilot,” named after the writer.

The crew will be filming in the neighborhood for a week, and if HBO likes the pilot, Landsberg will be back this fall to film six to nine episodes, which would air in early 2014. The project’s lead actors are Jonathan Groff, Frank Alvarez and Murray Bartlett.

Mission Local asked Landsberg about rumors that the show would be a sort of “gay ‘Sex and the City,’” which she would not comment on. But as you can already see, they’re filming in one of the hippest parts of town.

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2 Comments

  1. Are all three actors white men? As a gay Chicano having grown up in the Mission and having served the gay community it would be nice if stereotypes in stories could be kept to a minimum. Be fair to the people who live within the community and be representative, add some color if at all possible.

  2. Ed Barrall

    I hope there are some older gays in this! This new freedom did not just jump out of a box. Today’s 70 year olds made it happen!

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