The GLAAD Wrap: 'Special' trailer, Ben Platt's debut album, Gossip reunites, 'Runaways' renewed, 'Shadowhunters' finale date, 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 documentary Hurley, following the life of world-famous racecar driver Hurley Haywood, is out on demand now. Haywood's career resume counts five overall victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, three at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and two at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 1988 Trans-Am title, two IMSA GT Championship titles and 23 wins, three Norelco Cup championships, a SuperCar title and 18 IndyCar starts But, for the first time in this documentary he speaks as an out gay man, giving insight into his career, and questions the future of the sport for other LGBTQ racers. The documentary is available for purchase on Google Play; watch the trailer below.

2. Out actor Anthony Rapp, best known for his roles in RENT and currently on Star Trek: Discovery, has been cast in the upcoming film Scrap from writer, producer and actor Vivian Kerr. Rapp will play Ben, the brother of Kerr’s character, a role he is reprising from the short film on which the feature is based.

3. The trailer for Netflix’s first season of Special dropped on Monday, the first fifteen-minute sitcom from the service. Special is executive produced by out actor and producer Jim Parsons. The show follows the life of Ryan, a gay man with cerebral palsy. Ryan is played by the showrunner of the series, Ryan O’Connell, whose own life gave inspiration for the show. Special premieres on April 12. Watch the trailer for season 1 below.

4. Docuseries America in Transition is out today on LGBTQ streaming service Revry. In 2017, the series was the grand prize recipient of the inaugural GLAAD Grantsinitiativee. The non-fiction video series explores relationships, family, and social issues by sharing first person narratives from trans people of color, including immigrants, people living with HIV, and those living in rural environments. Watch it here.

5Out comedian Mae Martin is set to create and star in the new series Mae & George for Netflix and E4. Martin will be telling a personal story with the show, about a comedian, Mae, who begins an intense relationship with her girlfriend George. The six-part series will explore different aspects of love, sexuality, and gender.

6. A final trailer has been released for season two of critically acclaimed showed Killing Eve. The trailer shows the aftermath of the first season's violent end, as the two lead women continue to track each other down. Season 2 of Killing Eve will premiere Monday A,pril 7 on BBC American and AMC. Starz announced on Monday that queer Latinx series Vida will be back for season two on May 26. However, all ten 30 minute episodes will be made available on the Starz streaming platform on May 23. Season 2 delves into Lyn and Emma rebuilding their mother’s business, while also navigating the social constraints of their community and their relationships.

7. Freeform has announced that the long anticipated Shadowhunters series finale will be two and a half hours. The GLAAD Media Award-winning series will have its extended finale on May 6 on Freeform. The network also gave return dates for inclusive shows Good Trouble and grown-ish which will return June 18 and June 5, respectively. In further news, Hulu’s Marvel’s Runaways was officially renewed for Season 3. The show's group of heroes include girlfriends Karolina and Nico. Watch the video below for the full renewal announcement.

8. Out recording artist and actor Chester Lockhart was cast in the CW’s Glamorous as a series regular. Lockhart will play Dizmal, a non-binary drag performer, who will open the main character Marco’s eyes to all that city life has to offer a queer person. Watch Lockhart's music video for his song "In Loving Memory" below. In other TV news, transgender activist Georgie Stone will play the first transgender character on the long-running Australian soap opera Neighbors. After proactively approaching the producers about portraying her experience as a transgender individual, she auditioned and got the role.

9Pose writer, director, and transgender activist Janet Mock will helm an episode of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix series The Politician. The show also will feature out actor and singer Ben Platt and transgender actor Theo Germaine. The Politician will premiere on September 27 only on Netflix. In other TV news, a trailer and release date have been announced for season four of Animal Kingdom, which features gay characters Deran and Adrian. It will return May 28 on TNT.

10.  Ben Platt released his debut album Sing to Me Instead today. Platt will be going on a tour to accompany the album starting May 3; click here for tickets. The album is available wherever music is sold, and you can check out the video for his new single "Temporary Love" below.

11. Out singer/songwriter Beth Ditto announced Tuesday that her indie rock band Gossip will be reuniting on tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their album Music for Men. The album brought queer identities and body politics to mainstream music. The tour will bring Ditto, Nathan Howdeshell, and Hannah Billie back together on stage, and will kick off on July 4 at the Beauregard Festival in France. You can find tickets here.

12. Nico Santos, the out actor known for Superstore and Crazy Rich Asians, has been cast in new Off-Broadway play Happy Talk. He joins Susan Sarandon and Marin Ireland in Jesse Eisenberg’s upcoming play, set to open on May 16. In more theater news, out playwright Tony Kushner’s 2018 Tony Award winning-revival of Angels in America will be published as an audiobook narrated by the cast of the National’s Theater’s 2018 Broadway revival. Listeners will be able to relive performances from the show by Andrew Garfield and out actor Nathan Lane, as their characters grapple with the AIDS crisis. It will be available on CD and as a digital download on May 14.

13Queer in Cuba is a documentary that is currently seeking funding, about the experience of members of the LGBTQ community in Castro's Cuba and beyond. The filmmakers conducted interviews in 1999 about this subject, and almost 20 years later, they found the same queer individuals as well as new people in 2017 to talk about their experience. The documentary is raising funds for post-production - click here to see how to contribute.