The GLAAD Wrap: 'Q-Force' ordered at Netflix, Laverne Cox cast in a new film, 'Boomerang' renewed, the trailer for 'She-Ra,' 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. Actor and icon Laverne Cox is set to act in Promising Young Woman, a thriller written and directed by actress and author Emerald Fennel. Carey Mulligan will play Cassie, who was considered a promising young woman until a terrible event derails her life. It seems like her life is at a standstill as a medical school drop-out, living at home with her worried parents and working at a coffee shop with a concerned boss (Cox), except for the double life she has at night. Margot Robbie is attached to produce the film, and Focus Features and Universal Pictures will distribute.

2. Netflix ordered ten episodes of new animated comedy Q-Force, from out comedian Gabe Liedman. The show surrounds an attractive gay spy and his group of LGBTQ superspies who are constantly underestimated by their colleagues, but prove themselves consistently. Q-Force hails from Sean Hayes and Todd Milner's Hazy Mills production company, and Hayes is rumored to be the voice of the lead spy. In other Netlfix news, the service renewed sci-fi series Umbrella Academy for Season 2; the show features out actress Ellen Page, and queer character Klaus.

3. GLAAD Media Award-nominee She-Ra and the Princesses of Power released its Season 2 trailer on Sunday. She-Ra premiered last fall as a project from showrunner Noelle Stevenson. The series is based on the '80’s characters that were introduced in the He-Man universe, but the She-Ra universe surrounds a team of princesses who fight evil together, including two princesses who are a couple. The next seven episodes will drop on Netflix on April 26. Watch the trailer below.

4. AMC released the Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 trailer at WonderCon. The season will revolve around people in the group, like out character Victor, who are attempting to help survivors and want to make up for wrongs in their pasts. However, they enter unchartered territory and must face their fears to discover a new way to live. Fear the Walking Dead returns on June 2 on AMC. Watch the trailer below. In other television renewal news, GLAAD Media Award nominee I Am Jazz, featuring transgender advocate Jazz Jennings, was renewed for Season 6 on TLC. Out writer and producer Lena Waithe’s Boomerang was renewed on Tuesday for Season 2 on BET.

5HBO dropped a teaser trailer for the network's new show Euphoria, featuring actress and singer Zendaya as its narrator, Rue. Transgender activist Hunter Schafer will play the role of Jules. Euphoria follows a group of high school students navigating their lives and the effects of drugs, sex, and drama. Watch the teaser below. In other TV news, out actor Michael Urie will star in the new NBC pilot Friends-In-Law. The show focuses on two polar opposites, Brian (Urie) and Jake (Zach Cregger), who must coexist when their respective best friends get married. 

6The third and final season of filmmaker Joe Swanberg’s Easy premieres May 10. The comedy/drama anthology series follows the lives of different people’s romantic relationships, including people from the LGBTQ community, taking place in Chicago. Watch the Season 2 trailer below. In other news, the Inside the Actors Studio revamp announced on Tuesday that they've tapped out actress Jane Lynch as one of the new rotating hosts. Also, RuPaul Charles, host of RuPaul’s Drag Race, will host a summer talk show that will have a three-week test run this June on some Fox stations across the country; if it's picked up, it could expand to become an ongoing series in the fall.

7. Mila Jam dropped her new music video for “Like the Last Time” on Sunday. The video feature’s Jam getting intimate with a figure who is blurred beyond recognition, making him appear as a mysterious being. The blurring is how Jam and her team saved the video when an unprofessional model who learned about Jam’s identity as a transgender woman decided last-minute that he wanted his image removed. Now, the music video represents the reality that silenced lovers face in the world. Watch the music video below.

8Out actor and singer Kevin McHale, best known for his role as Artie on Glee, released his first solo single entitled “Help Me Now.” The song talks about the questions that may come up during relationships and the reassurance one may need from a significant other. McHale’s EP will be out later this spring. Watch the lyric video below.  

9. The queer artist AMES dropped her EP My Name is Ames on Friday. The album explores the realities of AMES’ life and relationships. The singer/songwriter has worked with artists such as Kelly Clarkson and Rita Ora, but My Name is Ames is her first solo EP. Check out a track, "Hold On," below; the album is available for purchase wherever music is sold or streaming on Spotify.

10. Season of Love is a queer romcom project featuring an ensemble cast of diverse women and their connected lives lives around the holiday season. Eventually, the characters discover that love is the best gift of all. Click here to learn more about the project and how to support, or watch the video below. 

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