Superstore is a hilarious workplace comedy about a unique family of employees at big box megastore Cloud 9. At the center is Amelia “Amy” Sosa (America Ferrera), a Cloud 9 employee who worked as an associate, floor supervisor, and assistant manager before being promoted to store manager. Jonah (Ben Feldman), a passionate optimist always looking out for his co-workers, including the sardonic Garrett (Colton Dunn), the sweet and fun-loving Cheyenne (Nichole Sakura) and the perpetually dismissed Sandra (Kaliko Kauahi). Back in the manager job is Glenn (Mark McKinney), who once again finds himself butting heads with aggressive assistant manager Dina (Lauren Ash), but is now assisted by Mateo (Nico Santos), who’s pretty sure he would be running things by now if it weren’t for his undocumented status.
From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless seasonal hires, together the employees continue to tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters and riot-causing sales, as well as the varied complex issues facing the American working class today … including doing their jobs in a pandemic and being deemed “essential” when they’re not exactly treated that way.
Queer Plotline Timeline
There are cis male gay characters throughout the series, but Superstore team member Nia is not introduced until the 6th and final season.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 6 Episode 8 “Ground Rules” – Jonah tries asking Nia out on a date and she tells him she’s a lesbian.
There is 1 queer character listed for this show; none are dead.