The GLAAD Wrap: 'Batwoman' pilot ordered, new trailer for 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'Boomerang' first look, and more!

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) The CW has officially ordered a pilot for the new Batwoman series, starring out actress Ruby Rose as the lead lesbian superhero. Batwoman made her debut on The CW in its annual Arrowverse crossover event and this pilot order is a first step to giving Kate Kane her own dedicated series. If the pilot does indeed get picked up for a full season, it will likely premiere this fall.

2) A new teaser has been released for the upcoming sixth season of GLAAD Media Award recipient Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The show is premiering its new season on its new network of NBC. The trailer is a parody of the Law & Order: SVU opening credits. Check out the trailer below and catch Season 6 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine when it debuts on January 10 at 9pm on NBC.

3) Images and character details have been announced for Lena Waithe and Halle Berry’s upcoming Boomerang television show, a reboot of the 1992 movie of the same name. The new characters include Ari, who is described as “an equal opportunist when it comes to dating,” and Rocky, “a lesbian with a dominant personality, she is very protective over her girlfriend Tia and her career.” The images and full character descriptions can be found here. A new trailer was also released for The Chi, created by Waithe as well. Season 2 will begin airing this spring on Showtime.

4) A new trailer for Season 2 of Netflix’s Friends from College was released this week. The trailer shows the friends having to reconcile and the group preparing for the wedding of Max (Fred Savage) and Felix (out actor Billy Eichner). The season takes place during the lead up to the wedding and will explore the various dramas playing out between friends. Friends from College Season 2 will be released on Netflix on January 11.

5) A season premiere date has been announced for BBC America’s critically acclaimed Killing Eve, which will return on Sunday, April 7th. The show follows the cat and mouse relationship between detective Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and bisexual assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer). The second season will pick up right after the first left off, which happened to include a huge cliffhanger. Watch a short promo below.

6) Legendary Television announced a new limited series on Thursday, Simply Halston, which follows the life of the eponymous and infamous gay fashion designer. The show will star Ewan McGregor in the titular role; as he creates a worldwide fashion empire and then loses it. A documentary on his life, Halston, will premiere later this month at the Sundance Film Festival.

7) Nominations for the 2019 Producers Guild Awards have been announced, with many LGBTQ-inclusive projects being honoredBohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians, The Favourite, Green Book, and A Star is Born are nominated for The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures; The Handmaid's Tale, This Is Us, GLOW, and The Good Place are nominees in television categories; The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story was nominated for The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited Series Television, as was Sense8: Together Until the End; and Queer Eye and RuPaul's Drag Race both received a nomination in their respective unscripted television categories. The PGA winners will be announced on January 19.

8) GALECA, The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, has announced the nominees for their 10th Annual Dorian Awards, honoring the best in film and television from 2018. Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Favourite, and A Star is Born are nominated for Film of the Year, and the latter two are also nominated for LGBTQ Film of the Year along with Boy Erased, Disobedience, and Love, Simon. Highlights on the television side include American Crime Store: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, The Handmaid’s Tale, Killing Eve, Queer Eye, One Day at a Time, and Schitt’s Creek. LGBTQ performers racked up nominees in several categories, with talent including Indya Moore, Billy Porter, Mj Rodriguez, Hannah Gadsby, Kate McKinnon, Lady Gaga, and more. Check out the full list of nominees here.

9) Several presenters for this Sunday’s Golden Globes have been announced. Presenters include bisexual pop singer and star of A Star is Born, Lady Gaga, who is also a nominee; out actor and producer Jim Parsons, who received GLAAD’s Stephen F. Kolzak award last year; as well as out actor, producer, and writer Lena Waithe. The Golden Globes include several LGBTQ nominees in the film and television series, read about them here. Catch the Globes this Sunday at 5pm PT/8pm ET on NBC.  GLAAD will be on the red carpet this year, talking to all of the LGBTQ-inclusive nominees. 

10) The lineup has been announced for this year’s Coachella music festival, which once again features several big names and many out LGBTQ performers. Janelle Monae, King Princess, SOPHIE, Christine and the Queens, Blood Orange, Kaytranada, and more are all scheduled to perform on the weekends of April 12-14 and 19-21. Click here for the full lineup and get tickets.

11) Out bisexual comedian, podcaster and author Gaby Dunn’s new book Bad With Money came out this week. The book, based on her successful podcast of the same name, is filled with non-judgemental advice about how to handle finances and encourages people to be more transparent about their money use. Bad With Money also contains personal anecdotes from Dunn’s life, and breaks down financial power structures. It is available for purchase here.

12) Filmmaker Juan Carlos Gutierrez is currently funding for his graduate thesis project Hugowood. The series is a dramedy set at a fictional Texas art school and follows a gay Latinx teenager who wants to create a gay space opera. The show includes drama with his closeted professor and his crush, as well as tension with the mean girls at the school. Click here to learn more about the project.