Get ready for the haters to be shaken and stirred as Netflix unveils its plans for a “gay James Bond” cartoon focussing on a team of LGBTQ+ superspies. Expect there to be “pussy galore” as the adult series comes to the streaming service in the near future.
From his debut in Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale novel from 1963 through to Daniel Craig’s upcoming appearance in Bond 25, 007 has always been portrayed as a martini-swilling heterosexual with a penchant for women.
However, with talk of a black or even female Bond, what about the idea of an LGBTQ+ version of the suave spy?
According to TV Line, Q-Force will be a 10-episode run starring Will & Grace‘s Sean Hayes. Adding to the project’s star power, Q-Force will be produced by the legendary Mike Schur. Known for his work on Netflix staples like The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Schur has some pretty great comedies under his belt.
Q-Force is described as a half-hour show following “a handsome secret agent and his team of fellow LGBTQ superspies.” The team will be “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.”
Q-Force joins Netflix’s growing catalogue of comedy cartoons alongside the likes of F is For Family, Big Mouth, and Disenchantment. It is the second LGBTQ+ animation to hit Netflix recently and follows in the footsteps of Super Drags.
In the past, former James Bond Pierce Brosnan has said he’d be open to the idea of a gay Bond. Speaking to Details, the 65-year-old said, “Sure. Why not?” However, he added that doesn’t know how it would work. He continued, “I don’t think Barbara [Broccoli, Bond producer] would allow a gay Bond to happen in her lifetime. But it would certainly make for interesting viewing.”
It’s much more likely that a black bond could be on the cards next. As well as Idris Elba being continuously linked to the role, Brosnan confessed, “Let’s start with a great black actor being James Bond…Idris Elba certainly has the physicality, the charisma, the presence.”
Could Q-Force be the new Archer? Although the Netflix favourite was sometimes blasted or its homophobia, Archer included the openly gay Ray Gillette.
Netflix is yet to officially comment, but it sounds like Hayes will play Q-Force‘s lead. Given his hilarious performance as Jack McFarland on Will & Grace, he’s definitely used to stealing the spotlight. Here’s hoping Q-Force has a sexy Bond girl-inspired character called Dixie Normous!
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