"Mean Girls" star Daniel Franzese has joined HBO's "Looking" for Season 2. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news Wednesday (Aug. 27), the actor will appear in multiple episodes during the upcoming 10-episode second season as Eddie, a new love interest for one of the guys who works in the San Francisco non-profit community.
Returning cast members from the first season include Jonathan Groff, Murray Bartlett and Frankie Alvarez, while Lauren Weedman, Russell Tovey and Raul Castillo have been promoted to series regulars for Season 2, which is currently in production in San Francisco.
Groff, who plays Patrick, posted a photo on Instagram of the cast with Franzese the same day the casting was announced, while Franzese confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, "I guess I'm allowed to tell everyone! (Finally) There's a new Bear in town. #HBO #LookingHBO."
Franzese played the gay character Damian in the Lindsay Lohan comedy "Mean Girls" in 2004. His TV credits include "Burn Notice," "Party Down," "CSI," and HBO's "The Comeback," which is set to return for a second season in November after being cancelled in 2005. The 36-year-old actor publicly came out as gay in April in a letter published on Indiewire addressed to his "Mean Girls" character.
"You were proud of who you were; I was an insecure actor," he wrote in the letter. "You became an iconic character that people looked up to; I wished I’d had you as a role model when I was younger. I might've been easier to be gay growing up."
"Looking" to set to return to HBO for Season 2 in early 2015.