The GLAAD Wrap: Trailers for 'Now Apocalypse' and 'Billions,' Critics' Choice Award winners, 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) Vice Sports released a new short documentary on Wednesday following NBA player Reggie Bullock and his activism following the murder of his transgender sister Mia in 2014. Bullock has worked with GLAAD and other organizations to raise his voice in support of LGBTQ and specifically trans people, and uses his platform as a well-known athlete to call attention to these issues. Watch the documentary below.

2) Spider-Man: Far From Home, which released its first trailer this week, features two trans cast members. The Advocate reports that trans actors Zack Barack and Tyler Luke Cunningham will play a friend of Peter Parker and a featured extra, respectively. Although the gender identity of their characters has not yet been defined, this casting news is a big step for inclusion by a major studio. In further film news, lesbian comedian and actress Wanda Sykes has been cast in the upcoming film Lexi, a new comedy film about what happens when you love your phone more than anything else. The movie also stars Rose Byrne, Justin Hartley, and Ron Funches among others.

3) A trailer has been released for the upcoming show Now Apocalypse, created by out filmmaker Gregg Araki. The show follows Ulysses, a queer millennial partying with his friends in Los Angeles while also having bizarre premonitions. The trailer shows Tyler Posey as a love interest for Ulysses who is very aware of the upcoming end of the world. Watch the trailer below, and catch the premiere of Now Apocalypse March 10 on Starz after American Gods.

4) Freeform has announced a midseason return for the final episodes of their GLAAD Media Award-winning show Shadowhunters. The second half of the third and final season will premiere on Monday, February 25, seeing the return of fan-favorite couple Magnus and Alec, as well as an ensemble which includes multiple other queer characters. A premiere date has also been announced for new CBS series The Red Line, which stars Noah Wyle as a man whose husband was shot by a police officer. The Red Line premieres on Sunday, April 28.

5) A trailer for the fourth season of Showtime’s Billions was released this week. The show features non-binary character Taylor Mason, played by non-binary actor Asia Kate Dillon, who will go up against their former mentor, Bobby Axelrod with their new finance company. Billions will premiere its fourth season on Sunday, May 17. You can also catch a glimpse of Dillon as The Adjudicator in the recently released trailer for the upcoming film John Wick: Chapter 3 - ParabellumIn other TV news, a premiere date has been announced for the fifth and final season of Jane the Virgin, which will premiere March 27 on the CW.

6) Further casting has been announced for Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Netflix show Ratched, starring out actress Sarah Paulson as a young Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The newly announced cast members include out actors Cynthia Nixon and Charlie Carver. Click here too see the full announcement.  In further Netflix news, a trailer has been released for the upcoming final episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which will be released on the streaming platform on January 25.

7) Out writer, producer and director Angela Robinson has signed a new two-year overall deal with Paramount TV, where she will be creating and developing new projects for the studio. Robinson wrote and directed the queer inclusive projects Professor Marston and the Wonder Women and D.E.B.S. Robinson currently serves as co-captain of Time's Up Women of Color. We are excited to see what the prolific queer filmmaker will create at Paramount.

8) Out bi pop singer Lauren Jauregui released a new single and music video on Friday, “More Than This.” In other music news, lesbian rapper Young M.A. released a new music video for her song “Bake Freestyle,” where she raps over Clipse's “Grindin.” Watch the video here.

9) On Sunday, the Critics’ Choice Awards for film and television were handed out with awards going to Lady Gaga in a tie with Glenn Close for Best Actress; Mahershala Ali in Best Supporting Actor for playing gay musician Don Shirley in Green Book; The Favourite in Best Acting Ensemble as well as Best Actress in a Comedy for Olivia Colman; and Crazy Rich Asians won Best Comedy. In the television categories, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story won Best Limited series, with Darren Criss winning Best Actor; and Best Supporting Actor in that category was awarded to out actor Ben Whishaw for playing queer character Norman Scott. BoJack Horseman, which features an asexual character in the main ensemble, won Best Animated Series. For the full list of winners, click here!

10) The line-up has been officially announced for PaleyFest LA, which features several panels with the creators and casts of impactful televisions shows. The line-up includes groundbreaking drama series Pose along with other LGBTQ-inclusive series such as Grace and Frankie, RuPaul’s Drag Race, 9-1-1, Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Star Trek: Discovery, and This is Us. Tickets are available here.

11) Trans in Trumpland, a documentary about the harmful impact of the current president on transgender Americans, is currently seeking funding for production. Helmed by trans Iranian-American filmmaker Tony Zosherafatain, the documentary focuses on a diverse group of transgender folks and shines a particular light on Miss Major, a trans woman who runs a safe haven for trans people in Arkansas. The documentary will also showcase Rebecca, a trans woman detained by ICE. To learn more and contribute to the project, click here.