This has been in the works for a long time, but it wasn’t until Pride Month 2021 that Netflix finally got around to telling us the details about it. Last year we heard about a queer superhero show, as an adult animated comedy, but it was basically the adventures of a secret agent and his team of fellow LGBTQ super-spies.
Now we have some details from Netflix about what to expect!
What It’s About
Here’s the skinny from Netflix:
Steve Maryweather, AKA Agent Mary, was once the Golden Boy of the American Intelligence Agency (AIA), until he came out as gay. Unable to fire him, the Agency sent him off to West Hollywood, to disappear into obscurity. Instead, he assembled a misfit squad of LGBTQ+ geniuses. Joining forces with the expert mechanic Deb, master of drag and disguise Twink, and hacker Stat, together they’re Q-Force.
But, after a decade of waiting for their first official mission from The AIA, Mary becomes hell-bent on proving himself to the Agency that turned its back on him, and decides to go rogue with Q-Force. After finding their own case, and solving it on their own terms, they get the reluctant approval of The AIA, and are officially upgraded to Active Secret Agents in the field. But, that approval comes with one major caveat– they must put up with a new member of the squad: straight-guy Agent Buck.Source: Netflix
What’s it like? Pretty heckin’ gay.
Who Our Heroes Are
One of my favourite things about this release is they let us know the actor pronouns are the same as their characters.
- Sean Hayes (he/him/his) is Agent Steve Maryweather. As the leader of Q-Force, Agent Mary is a gifted agent for the American Intelligence Agency. Once pushed aside for being openly gay, now he has everything to prove and puts his team’s success above all else.
- Gary Cole (he/him/his) is Director Dirk Chunley, head of the AIA and as straight and stiff as they come.
- David Harbour (he/him/his) is Agent Rick Buck. Long-time rival of Agent Mary, Agent Buck is assigned to keeping Q-Force in check and the status quo of The AIA boys club in place. Will more time with Q-Force bring out the ally in Buck?
- Patti Harrison (she/her/hers) is Stat, the team’s resident hacker. Brilliant and guarded – there’s no secret she can’t expose except her own.
- Laurie Metcalf (she/her/hers) is V, the Deputy Director of the AIA and the highest ranking woman in the Agency. She’s the chief badass in charge with a soft spot for Agent Mary.
- Matt Rogers (he/him/his) is Twink a drag queen master of disguises – the fun-loving, full of energy genius with a side of drama and daddy issues.
- Wanda Sykes (she/her/hers) is an expert mechanic and gadget guru, Deb. When not on assignment or pretending to work at Pep Boys, she’s spending time with her wife and her 16 trauma rescue pitties. Gadgets aren’t her only speciality – she’s the heart and soul of Q-Force.
- Gabe Liedman is Benji (he/him/his). Sweet and charming love interest of Agent Mary, Benji is often in peril due to his proximity to Q-Force.
Where and When It’s Available
This is a Netflix show, ten episodes, and it’ll be available September 2nd (next week). Just in time for your loss-of-summer-blues.