Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBTQ-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.
1) Elliot Fletcher has been cast as a series regular in upcoming FX drama Y: The Last Man. The show follows a world where all cisgender men, save one, have been wiped from the Earth. Fletcher will play this man’s best friend, a trans man who is resourceful and resilient in this new world.
2) Streaming service Quibi has given a series order to out comedian Joel Kim Booster’s show Fire. Based on Pride and Prejudice, the show follows several gay men on Fire Island during a weeklong summer vacation. The first look has been released for the fourth season of One Day at a Time, which will premiere on PopTV on March 24. The clip shows the Alvarez family, including lesbian daughter Elena, as they participate in the census.
— One Day at a Time (@OneDayAtATime) March 10, 2020
3) Disney+ has announced a prequel series to the live-action Beauty and the Beast film starring out actor Luke Evans as Gaston and Josh Gad as gay character LeFou. The show will also be produced by Gad. Netflix has renewed GLAAD Media Award-winning reality series Queer Eye for a sixth season, ahead of its fifth season, which will premiere this summer. The sixth season will take Fab Five to Austin, Texas. Station 19, which features multiple queer characters, has also been renewed for a fourth season.
Grab a Texas-sized box of tissues y’all because the Fab 5 just arrived in the Lone Star State to film Queer Eye Season 6! (oh and P.S. Queer Eye Season 5 is coming real soon) pic.twitter.com/ROH1eCXzPZ
— Queer Eye (@QueerEye) March 11, 2020
4) GLAAD Media Award-nominated comedy Schitt’s Creek has announced that it will air an hourlong behind the scenes special after its series finale on April 7. The special, Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell, will delve into the making of the series and the impact it had on people’s lives.
5) Out actress Molly Bernard has been cast in Master, an upcoming thriller from Amazon, which follows three Black women at a prestigious New England college. Out actor Cheyenne Jackson has been cast in upcoming sitcom Call Me Kat, as the main character’s love interest. Jesse James Keitel, a non-binary actor and writer, has been casting in The Big Sky, an upcoming ABC limited series. They’ll be playing Jerrie, a gender-fluid artist with big dreams in a small town.
6) Out country singer Brandy Clark released her newest album Your Life is a Record last Friday. Download and stream the album here, and click here for tickets and more information on Clark’s upcoming tour. Lesbian pop duo Tegan and Sara have announce a forty-stop tour to promote their recent album Hey I’m Just Like You this summer. Click here for tour dates and more information.
7) A new album has been released from out singer and rapper Chika, her first studio album called Industry Games. Click here to download and stream it. Queer singer Kehlani has released a new song “Toxic.” Click here to download and stream the song and watch the music video below. Dance duo and real-life couple Dance Loud released a new single “Hollow” on Friday. Watch the video here.
8) Short film Bruiser is currently funding. The film follows Jack, who is secretly seeing his friend Mo in their small town, but when Mo gets a job offer in the city, Jack tries tell him his true feelings. The film aims to tell queer stories of working-class people outside of cities. Click here for more information or to contribute to the project.