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‘Q-Force’ animated queer spy series from Netflix debuts in September

“Q-Force,” Netflix’s animated comedy series, is about a group of undervalued LGBTQ superspies, including Steve Marywhether (also known as Agent Mary), a gay secret agent who is James Bondesque, who try to prove themselves on personal and professional adventures.

Netflix ordered 10 episodes of the series in April 2019. The series comes from the mind of “Will & Grace” star Sean Hayes and Michael Shur.

Hayes, who also is an executive producer, is the voice of Agent Mary.

Netflix released a trailer for the series Thursday.

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“Steve Maryweather, AKA Agent Mary, was once the Golden Boy of the American Intelligence Agency (AIA), until he came out as gay,” the official description reads. “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 (Wanda Sykes), master of drag and disguise Twink (Matt Rogers), and hacker Stat (Patti Harrison), 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 (David Harbour).”

“Q-Force” will premiere Sept. 2 on Netflix.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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