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Netflix’s Q-Force: Animated series about LGBT secret agents

Josh Jackman April 5, 2019
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Sean Hayes and Mike Schur, who will helm new Netflix show Q-Force.

Both Sean Hayes and Mike Schur have been involved with producing queer shows. (Rich Fury/Getty and Amy Sussman/Getty)

An animated show about LGBT+ secret agents called Q-Force is coming to Netflix.

The adult series will be helmed by The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine producer Mike Schur and Will & Grace star Sean Hayes, according to TVLine.

Netflix has reportedly ordered 10 episodes of Q-Force, which is “about a handsome secret agent and his team of fellow LGBTQ superspies,” according to the show’s description.

“The members of Q-Force have to prove themselves time and again as they embark on extraordinary professional (and personal) adventures.”

It adds: “Constantly underestimated by their colleagues, the members of Q-Force have to prove themselves time and again as they embark on extraordinary professional (and personal) adventures.”

Reports indicate that Hayes may voice the half-hour-long show’s main character, but this has not been confirmed by Netflix.

This is the latest queer show to come to Netflix

Q-Force will join a host of LGBT+ content which Netflix has moved to bring onto its platform in recent times.

Last month, the streaming service dropped a trailer for new comedy Special, about a gay man with mild cerebral palsy.

Ryan O’Connell plays a fictionalised version of himself in the Netflix series, which is based on his memoir, I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves.

The star also serves as the showrunner and executive producer for the project, which follows his journey in the world as a gay man with cerebral palsy.

A picture of Ncuti Gatwa in Sex Education, which Netflix was praised for before Before greenlighting Q-Force. (Sam Taylor/Netflix)
Netflix was praised for giving prominence to Sex Education, which includes many LGBT+ storylines. (Sam Taylor/Netflix)

Earlier this year, Netflix was praised for giving prominence to Sex Education, which includes many LGBT+ storylines as British teenager Otis—played by Asa Butterfield—sets up a sex therapy clinic at his high school.

Ncuti Gatwa stars in the show as Otis’s openly-gay best friend Eric, who faces homophobia as he comes to terms with his sexuality during the programme’s first season. He also uses drag as a form of self-expression.

In February, Netflix viewers were treated to Umbrella Academy, which features Robert Sheehan’s Klaus Hargreeves as a queer superhero.

However, Netflix prompted outrage last month by cancelling LGBT+ fan favourite One Day At A Time.

One Day At A Time ran on Netflix for three seasons. During its run, Elena came out as a lesbian to her family, and the show also introduced non-binary character Syd in its second season.

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