The GLAAD Wrap: Janet Mock makes history with Netflix deal, Kevin McHale drops debut EP, FX renews 'Pose,' Netflix renews 'Queer Eye' 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 screenwriter and director Dee Rees has been set to direct the musical based on her original script The Kyd’s Exquisite Follies. The Oscar and Emmy nominated director and screenwriter will re-team with Mudbound producer Cassian Elwes, and Santigold is set to compose the music. The story is described as "a swirling, futuristic roller-coaster journey of a young musician who catapults herself from the anonymity of her hometown of Same Ol’, Same Ol’ to the bright lights and plastic sights of the fabled It City in search of stardom."

2) Jill Soloway has been announced as the new writer and director for the comic book film Red Sonja. The character premiered in Marvel Comics books in the 1970s and ran through 1986, and was then brought back at Dynamite Entertainment in 2005 in stories running through today. A previous Red Sonja film was done back in 1985.

3) FX’s GLAAD Media Award-winning drama series Pose was renewed for a third season just days after the first episode of season two aired! Watch season two Tuesdays at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX. Check out the season trailer below.

4) Author and Pose writer/producer/director Janet Mock has signed an overall deal with Netflix. She makes history as the first trans woman of color to sign a similar deal with a major content platform. The three-year deal gives Netflix exclusive rights to her TV shows and first look at film projects. Mock will executive produce and direct on Ryan Murphy's upcoming Netflix series Hollywood, continue to write and direct on Pose, and she is also developing "a college-set drama following a young trans woman, a series about New Orleans after the abolishment of slavery and a reboot of a classic sitcom."

5) Netflix’s Emmy-winning series Queer Eye has been renewed for two more seasons! Season four will follow the Fab Five as they return to Kansas City, and season five will see them take on Philadelphia. Season four will premiere on July 19. In other Netflix news, out actress Jiavani Linayao has been cast in its movie adaptation of Funny or Die’s talk show Between Two FernsThe film, set for a September 20 release date, stars Zach Galifianakis as he embarks on a cross-country journey to save his reputation after Will Ferrell turns him into a viral laughing stock. Additionally, it was announced that Elite will return in September, and the season three trailer for hit series GLOW was released this week. The season will premiere on August 9. Watch the trailer below. 

6) Out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the new HGTV revival of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. There is no premiere date yet set for the 10-episode revival. Ferguson also this week appeared in Taylor Swift's music video for her single "You Need to Calm Down" alongside his real life husband and a bevy of LGBTQ stars.

7) Out musician and actor Kevin McHale released his debut EP Boy this week. "I want this music to be a conversation for those who see themselves in it and those who don't and myself - an open dialogue about our experiences with no filter and some nice beats," said McHale of the music.

8) Mark Ronson released the new breakup song "Pieces of Us" featuring out singer King Princess. The collaboration is from Ronson’s album Late Night Feelings which dropped today, and includes the previously released single "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" featuring queer singer Miley Cyrus. Listen below. 


9) Sleater-Kinney released their new single "The Future is Here" this week, and further announced their new album produced by out musician St. Vincent will drop August 16. In other music news, an unheard new single featuring the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was released this week. "Time Waits for No One" is a stripped back version of the original track "Time" which was part of the sci-fi rock musical of the same name. Ariana and the Rose dropped a new track "True Love" this week which features several queer couples, check out the video here.

10) Bisexual musician Lady Gaga and out actor Daniel Levy are among the MTV Movie & TV Award winners from Monday night’s event, Gaga for Best Performance in a Movie and Best Musical Moment for her role as Ally (A Star is Born) and Levy for Best Comedic Performance for the role of David Rose (Schitt’s Creek).