Netflix has greenlit a gay spy half-hour adult animated comedy titled Q-Force. The series comes from Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) and producer Mike Schur (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place). Hayes is rumored to be voicing the lead character.
Per the official logline, Q-Force is “about a handsome secret agent and his team of fellow LGBTQ superspies. Constantly underestimated by their colleagues, the members of Q-Force have to prove themselves time and again as they embark on extraordinary professional (and personal) adventures.”
Why go the animated route instead of live action? Millner reveals why via statement.
“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.”
Hayes chimed in, “Also, I don’t know that the studios would greenlight a feature with a leading character that’s gay in that genre. Hopefully they will, but that doesn’t seem like right now.”
For more about the project, head over to Deadline.