“Looking” fans were a little worried that Scott Bakula booking “NCIS: New Orleans” at CBS would mean he couldn’t be a part of the HBO dramedy’s second season. However, both shows made it work, for which Bakula tells Zap2it he is immensely grateful.
“In September and half of October … I shot in New Orleans until 2 or 3 in the morning on Saturdays and went straight to the airport and shot in San Francisco until 2 or 3 in the morning on Sundays. A couple of those ran me ragged,” Bakula says with a laugh. “But it worked out, everybody made it work in both camps, and I really appreciated it.”
Bakula also teases that while he can’t reveal too much about Season 2, fans can look forward to his character of Lynn and Lynn’s partner Dom (Murray Bartlett) having taken their relationship to the next level from where they left off in Season 1.
“Our relationship has definitely advanced from when you last saw us in the end of the first season,” says Bakula. “They’ve crossed into a different kind of relationship, clearly a physical and … not co-habitating, but with a definite comfort. They’ve tried to take the work aspect out of it, and we’re certainly enjoying each other’s company.”
Like any relationship, though, it isn’t purely smooth sailing. In Lynn and Dom’s case, most of the conflict comes from the fact that there is an age difference and they are in different stages of their lives.
“We have a situation where I’m in a different place in my life than he is, so that continues to create issues of what people want at different times in their lives and what their levels of commitment and acceptance can be,” says Bakula. “We’re exploring all that good relationship stuff, it’s pretty interesting. Lot of heart.”
“Looking” returns Sunday, Jan. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.