Netflix delivers the all-queer intelligence task force we’ve been waiting for, complete with lesbians, drag queens, twinks, and a souped-up Subaru Outback as a spy mobile. The 10-episode animated series Q-Force (the Q is for queer, of course) is voiced by LGBTQ+ luminaries including Wanda Sykes, Sean Hayes, and Patti Harrison, and Matt Rogers. And the trailer for this roller coaster of queer antics is out now.
The official synopsis for Q-Force, created by Hayes and Mike Schur (The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) 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.
“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.”
Q-Force stars Hayes as Steve Maryweather, Sykes as Deb, Harrison as Stat, and Matt Rogers as Twink. Stranger Things star David Harbour plays the interloping straight Agent Buck while Gary Cole (The Good Fight, True Blood) is the agency’s director, Dirk Chunley, and Laurie Metcalf is V.
The series also features Stephanie Beatriz as Princess Mira Popadopolous (the Princess of Gyenorvya). Princess Mira is a party girl and #girlboss. (She/her/hers), according to the official character description.
Princess Mira Popadopolous
Meanwhile, Niecy Nash voices V’s former spy partner, Caryn, “who’s been hiding for decades off the grid from the AIA (American Intelligence Agency).”
Watch the trailer below.