Broadway heartthrob and Glee star Jonathan Groff is stepping into the TV spotlight, having just landed the starring role in a new HBO comedy pilot from Bored to Death's Sarah Condon and Michael Lannan. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Groff will star as Patrick, a successful video game developer with a not so successful personal life. The as-yet-untitled show follows a trio of thirtysomethings living in San Francisco who "grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience." (Whatever that means!) The pilot will also star Frankie Alvarez and will be directed by Andrew Haigh. The Spring Awakening and Hair star is fresh off the second season of the now-cancelled Starz drama Boss, on which he was a regular. His other notable film and TV credits include a recurring gig on Glee's earlier seasons and the upcoming Disney animated movie Frozen (in which he'll clash with an icy Idina Menzel).
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