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Sean Hayes' new animated Netflix series will focus on a 'gay James Bond' character

The new animation is written by Gabe Liedman and produced Mike Schur

2019-04-05

Sean Hayes’ new animated Netflix series focuses on a gay spy.

The new show called Q-Force is a half-hour adult animated comedy that centres around a group of LGBTQ+ superheroes and follows the heroes as they prove themselves again and again in a variety of adventures.

Written by Gabe Liedman, the new series will be produced by Mike Schur of The Good Place and Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills Productions.

Milliner told Deadline: “A spy TV series is so tough, because they’re so expensive.

“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.”

Although the streaming giant has ordered the new animation, Hayes believes that the show would not have been ordered if the show was anything but cartoon.

Hayes – who is rumoured to voice the gay spy character - said: “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.

“I’ve been friends with Mike for a long, long, long time, and I was literally driving my car to work, and he was walking.

“I pulled over and I rolled down my window and I said, ‘Hey Mike, would you want to work on something together?’

“He’s like, ‘What is it?’ And I said, ‘Gay James Bond’, and he said, ‘Yeah, I would do that’. So that’s how it all kind of started.”