The GLAAD Wrap: 'The Favourite' in theaters, first footage of the new Batwoman, 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) On Friday, Yorgos Lanthimos’ newest film The Favourite opens into limited theaters. With an all-star cast of Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, and Emma Stone, the film takes place in 18th century England and centers on the relationship between Queen Anne (Colman) and Duchess Sarah Churchill (Weisz), and how the arrival of Sarah’s cousin (Stone) threatens this. The film will be playing in New York and Los Angeles this weekend, and will extend to further cities in the coming weeks.

2) It was announced this week that out pansexual singer, actress, and producer Janelle Monae’s production company Wondaland has signed a deal with Universal Pictures. The deal will focus on elevating underrepresented voices in multi-genre content. Monae’s voice is already an important one in pop culture, and having her team up with a major Hollywood studio promises further stories that need to be told.

3) A new trailer has been realeased for the DC Arrowverse crossover event, and with it, the first footage of out actor Ruby Rose’s Batwoman. An iconic lesbian superhero from the comics, Batwoman will debut in the now annual crossover between the CW’s Supergirl, Arrow, and The Flash, entitled “Elseworlds.” Ideally, Batwoman will continue on to helm her own series. “Elseworlds” will begin airing on Sunday, December 9.

4) A full length trailer has been released for the upcoming season four of Syfy’s The Magicians. Last season of the fantasy series saw the gang working to restore magic to the world, only to have it be rationed at the last second and their memories wiped. Season four continues to follows the ensemble, who also have to deal with the fact that queer character Eliot has been temporarily possessed. The Magicians returns on January 23.

5) Web series Such Busy Queers is currently fundraising for further production. The show follows a group queer folks in a Midwestern city, going about their lives and intertwining with various relationships. The show seeks to prioritize stories of Black, trans, and people of color who shape the queer community. To learn more about the web series and how to contribute, click here.