Today Netflix dropped a teaser for the latest treat their sharing with us, an animated series about the first-ever team of openly LGBTQ superspies.
Constantly underestimated by their colleagues, the members of Q-Force have to prove themselves time and again as they ’embark on extraordinary adventures’.
The streaming service has given a 10-episode series order to Q-Force, with each episode being a half-hour long.
Our interest is most certainly piqued.
The official summary of the show reads: ‘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.’
Q-Force is Netflix’s first animated team of LGBTQ superspies (Picture: Netflix)
Mary becomes hell-bent on proving himself to the Agency that turned its back on him after a decade of waiting for their first official mission from The AIA.
This is what leads him to going rogue with Q-Force.
The summary continued: ‘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.’
The members of Q-Force have to prove themselves time and again (Picture: Netflix)
The 10-episode series is created by Gabe Liedman, who executive-produces alongside Hayes, Todd Milliner, Ben Heins, Mike Schur and David Miner.
According to Deadline, Hayes and Milliner had been mulling the idea for a series about a gay spy for a while.
‘A spy TV series is so tough because they’re so expensive,’ Milliner said.
‘We were thinking how do we get to do gay spy and every week, and the only way to do that is animated, because we can do all of the fun parts of a James Bond film. We can travel, we can have big chase sequences; animation is allowing us that freedom.’
Q-Force is set to premier on Netflix Friday, September 2.