The GLAAD Wrap: Billy Eichner's new romantic comedy, 'Good Trouble,' 'grown-ish' renewed, Netflix picks up 'Special,' 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. Out three time Emmy nominee Billy Eichner will write and star in a romantic comedy for Universal Pictures. The film will surround two men who both have commitment problems and are attempting a relationship. Production on the film is set to begin this summer.

2. From out director Keith Behrman comes Giant Little Ones.The film tells the coming-of-age story about two best friends who seem to have everything going for them, but when they unexpectedly have a sexual encounter one night, their lives are changed and their friendship is tested. The movie will premiere in New York City on March 1 and select cities on March 8.

3. During Tuesday’s TCA session, Freeform executives announced that The Fosters spinoff Good Trouble is renewed for a second season, and the Black-ish spinoff grown-ish was picked up for a season three. Both series are currently airing on Freeform. In other Freeform news, the Pretty Little Liars spinoff The Perfectionists will be premiering on March 20. Both Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish will be reprising their roles as Alison and Mona. Watch the trailer below.

4. Criminal Minds fans will see out actress Jane Lynch return to their screens as Reid’s mom before the drama ends after next season. She will appear in an episode during the final season, which will run for ten episodes in total.

5. Netflix recently ordered eight episodes of Special, a series loosely based on out writer Ryan O’Connell’s book I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves. The semi-autobiographical series is inspired by O’Connell’s own upbringing and life as a gay man living with cerebral palsy. Previous Stephen F. Kolzak Award honoree Jim Parsons will be co-executive producing the series. Special is set to premiere on April 12th.

6. Out composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman of Sleepless in Seattle and Hairspray fame will be awarded the Icon Award at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards on February 13. He will be performing the Oscar-nominated song he co-wrote, “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” from the Mary Poppins Returns movie.

7. Out singer Halsey is hosting and serving as her own musical guest on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Watch the trailer below. On Sunday, out bi singer and actress Lady Gaga will perform at the Grammys where she is nominated for five awards in total. Four of those are for Oscar-nominated “Shallow” from A Star is Born, with the fifth being for her piano version of “Joanne.”

8. Out actor and musician Billy Porter will be the ambassador of Men’s New York Fashion Week. The honor comes after his Golden Globe nomination for his role on Pose, Pray Tell. Pose season two is slated for 2019.

9. Kim Petras, a rising transgender pop starlet, released three new songs on Thursday. One of the songs includes the Grammy-nominated electric musical artist Sophie, entitled “1, 2, 3, Dayz Up.” Petras is nominated in Outstanding Music Artist at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, tickets are available now.

hannah gadsby nanette10. Out standup comedian, Hannah Gadsby, announced her first U.S. tour on Monday. Named after her dog, the tour is called Douglas, and it will be rooted in humor based off of all of the attention Gadsby received from her Netflix show Nanette. The American tour will begin on April 30 in San Francisco.

11. Penguin Random House will publish the sequel to lesbian YouTuber, author, and GLAAD Board Member Hannah Hart’s My Drunk Kitchen Cookbook. The sequel, My Drunk Kitchen Holidays!: How to Savor and Celebrate the Year, will be published on October 22, 2019. You can pre-order it here.

12. Eve Zaremba’s crime fiction novel, Work for a Million is currently seeking funding via crowdsourcing to be adapted into a graphic novel. The story centers on Helen Keremos, a lesbian investigator who is hired for one last job to protect a wealthy woman. Click here to learn more about the project.

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