Binge over these upcoming LGBTQ+ Tv shows coming this fall on Netflix. There are many exciting shows to look out for you guys. The representation of LGBTQ+ has never been better.
Since we are celebrating Pride Month, we are talking about the queer shows coming your way. From the horror stylings of American Horror Story, to the gritty reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and the acclaimed prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black.
So many amazing LGBTQ+ characters and storylines!
Here is a bunch of series to look out for:
The Spanish Teen Drama follows working-class friends sent to a boarding school after their previous school gets destroyed due to the shoddy building materials the town’s wealthiest industrialist used, is not coy about sex and sexuality.
Netflix had the best response to homophobic viewers who condemned their love, posting hundreds of rainbow emojis and the comeback. Also, the favorite couple Omar and Ander return in the mysterious high school drama.
2.American Horror Story:
Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology series has received universal acclaim since its premiere seven years ago, with particular praise for the performances of Lange, Paulson, Peters, Bates, Conroy, and Bassett.
Each season has focused on a different sub-section of horror, such as an asylum, a haunted house, a coven of witches, a cult and the impending apocalypse. There are numerous LGBTQ characters in the series.
3. A Little Late With Lilly Singh:
From being a youtube star, Lilly Singh is now a late-night host.
Not only is she among only a handful of women to host their own late-night show, but she’s also the first out bisexual woman of color to break into what has traditionally been a boys’ club stronghold.
Lilly recently appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show and said:
“I’m excited because I truly get to create a show from scratch. I get to make it inclusive. I get to create comedy segments and interview people and really create something that I believe in.”
4. How To Get Away With Murder:
Academy Award winner Viola Davis stars as Annalise Keating, a law professor who becomes entangled in a murder plot with five of her students – one of which is playboy Connor Walsh.
The ABC legal drama has seen many notable LGBTQ milestones in its run, including a rimming scene, the marriage of a serodiscordant couple, and a bisexual lead character of color, portrayed by Viola Davis.
The show’s twists and turns — and its mounting pile of bodies — have been dizzying for some. But for those along for the ride who want to see how it all ties together.
Ruby Rose openly plays a “gay” superhero in the upcoming series.
Rose still hasn’t returned to social media — but she wasn’t deterred by the trolls. She will be the first person to bring the beloved lesbian heroine out of animation and into the streets of Gotham City.
6. Black Lightning:
Black Lightning follows the title character – Jefferson Pierce (played by Cress Williams) – a retired superhero with the ability to harness electricity, who becomes the headmaster at a high school.
He returns to fighting crime when a local gang – The One Hundred – threatens citizens in the community. American actress Nafessa Williams plays Pierce’s daughter Anissa, a lesbian medical student and part-time teacher who is able to manipulate her body’s density at will. Since its debut, the show has received acclaim for its maturity, and portrayal of race and sexuality, and has been renewed for a second season.
Riverdale, which is based on characters from the iconic Archie Comics. It is known for providing plenty of adorable couples for viewers to obsess over, but none gets us more excited than Cheryl Blossom (Petsch) and Toni Topaz.
The series kicked off three seasons ago with unabashed gay character Kevin Keller. And it amped up its queer quotient with the introduction of a bisexual woman of color and all-around badass Toni Topaz (Vanessa Morgan).
The teen drama has received highly positive reviews for its portrayal of LGBTQ characters. The depiction of a gay romance in its first season, and the coming out of a major character in the second.
8. The Politician:
Saint Sebastian High School in mega-producer Ryan Murphy’s take on the political process in the satirical The Politician.
Tony-winner Ben Platt is Payton Hobart, an upper-crust Santa Barbara teen who forged his plan to become president of the United States when he was a child.
A dark comedy with some weighted themes and morally dubious characters. The Politician is nearly utopian in its depiction of the full spectrum of gender and sexual identities.
Platt tells The Advocate:
“Everyone is kind of all of the map in a really beautiful way, which is where everything is headed anyway, and he’s always very much ahead of the curve.”
Which of these is your favorite? Because I am very excited to binge on these as soon as possible.
Grab a bucket of popcorn, lay over the couch and Get Watching!!