Netflix Announces Animated Secret Agent Series Q-FORCE

A gay superspy and his scrappy LGBTQ squad fight to prove themselves to the agency that underestimated them. Today, West Hollywood…tomorrow, the world!

Netflix has announced its new animated series, Q-FORCE, led by 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.

The misfit queer agents of Netflix's new animated series Q-FORCE
Q-Force – (L to R) Patti Harrison as STAT, Wanda Sykes as DEB, Sean Hayes as MARY and David Harbour as BUCK (Courtesy of NETFLIX)

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.

The all-star cast includes Sean Hayes, Laurie Metcalf, Wanda Sykes, Gary Cole, David Harbour, Patti Harrison, Matt Rogers,  and Gabe Liedman.

This is just the latest in LGBTQ-themed programming from Netflix. In April, the streaming platform announced a reality series following the gay education of former Bachelor Colton Underwood featuring out Olympian Gus Kenworthy as his ‘gay guide.’

Q-FORCE premieres Thursday, September 2, on Netflix.

Q-FORCE is the new animated queer series from Netflix