Welcome back to Queer Beats, your weekly one-stop shop for queer television news! This week, Vicki Cartagena said goodbye to Amanda, Caity Lotz directed LoT, and ATYPICAL WAS RENEWED!
In case you missed Tracy’s recap, Almost Family ended this weekend. Although I am super sad to see Amandie go, I was grateful for the way they wrapped up the storyline. And I’m even more grateful for the time we all got to spend getting to know Victoria Cartagena! She left this message for Amandie fans before the finale:
Well, this news feels like a giant weight has been lifted off my shoulders! Atypical was renewed for a fourth (and final) season which means we will officially get more Cazzie content. I don’t know about y’all, but considering our history with Netflix, I really did not think we would be getting a new season. BUT THANK GOD WE ARE!
Kate Kane opened her bar this week on Batwoman and the writers tweeted out this flyer:
The new Netflix show, Gentefied, premiered last Friday and one of the main female characters is queer and in an interracial relationship. Be sure to check it out!
I also want to pay a quick tribute to Camila Concepción, who was a prominent trans and Latina activist and a writer on this show. Sadly, she passed away last week, before the show premiered. It is never easy to lose a member our LGBTQ+ community, but Linda Yvette Chávez, one of the show’s creators, posted this loving tribute to Camila and reminds us of all the good she did while she was here with us:
Always remember that you are not alone and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is always there when you need it: 1-800-273-8255.
I’m always skeptical of this kind of news but, in the following interview, the showrunner of ‘Harley Quinn’ teases that Harley and Poison Ivy were not together in season one only because they were not in good mental spaces at the time. Hopefully this means we get to see the iconic couple together in season two.
Good news for all us Caity Lotz fans. She had her directorial debut this week with Legends of Tomorrow and her episode kicked ass. Many news outlets covered this milestone and now we are blessed with loads of Caity content to read through:
*insert eye roll here*
Disney+ has apparently decided that their Love, Simon spin-off was not “family friendly” enough for their platform so it is now moving to Hulu. I’m a bit confused about what they thought they were getting when they originally green-lit the project, but whatever. Here’s to hoping we will get some queer women or trans characters on the new platform.
A great to end this post and your week! Melissa Benoist posted this music video featuring the entire cast of Supergirl. It is super cute and includes all our favorites!
And that’s it for Queer Beats this week! Always thorough, always professional, never random.