Welcome back to Queer Beats, your weekly one-stop shop for queer television news! This week, we celebrated Zendaya’s history-making win and learned that it’s finally time to say goodbye to Supergirl.
We all miss Abby’s, the NBC sitcom with a bisexual lead that was cancelled after one year. So it made me happy to see that Natalie Morales still gets to see how that show impacted our community!
First, give me a moment to just scream about how ZENDAYA WON THE LEAD ACTRESS EMMY FOR HER QUEER CHARACTER IN EUPHORIA WHICH ALSO MADE HER THE YOUNGEST ACTRESS AND ONLY SECOND BLACK ACTRESS IN HISTORY TO WIN THAT AWARD!! Okay, I’m calm again. In less exciting news, HBO announced that Euphoria will not even start filming until 2021 but they will be releasing a special Covid episode in the meantime.
First, the news that Tatiana Maslany will be playing She-Hulk… and now this? As a major Orphan Black stan (aka it’s my all-time favorite show), I am so excited to see that we will be getting a second season of the audio series. If you haven’t listened yet, I highly recommend it! Lots of Orphan Black-style mystery and lots of queerness!
Ah, back to the reboot that no one asked for. It was officially picked up for a full series with the title “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.” Should be interesting!
Ratched dropped on Netflix last week and already has everyone talking. Here, the cast read from a 1940’s Guide to Hiring Women:
Also, Sarah Paulson was Harper’s Bazaar’s October cover star!
Rain Valdez, known for her work on Razor Tongue, will be starring in a trans-led romcom called “Re-Live”! All I ever want is more queer-led romcom’s so I’m very excited!
Also, Rain made history with her Emmy nomination this weekend:
Madelaine Petsch will be documenting the return of Riverdale on her Youtube channel!
It is finally time to say goodbye to Supergirl. The CW announced that the next season will also be its last. Although it may feel like time to put this show to rest, I know we will all feel the loss of these queer characters heavily. Alex Danvers meant as much to Chyler Leigh as she did to us:
And that’s it for Queer Beats this week! Always thorough, always professional, never random.