Words: Emily Maskell; pictures: Netflix
Add Q-Force to the growing list of LGBTQ+ shows being cancelled this year.
The Netflix adult animated series was a queer comedy following a team of LGBTQ+ superspies embarking on adventures that teach them more about themselves.
Unfortunately, fans will only have the 10-episode first season to enjoy as Netflix confirmed the queer animated series will not be renewed for a second season.
On the show, created by Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Gabe Liedman, the voices of Sean Hayes, Wanda Sykes, Patti Harrison, Matt Rogers, Gary Cole, David Harbour, Laurie Metcalf, and Stephanie Beatriz brought the characters to life.
The show’s cancellation was spoken about by Rogers back in May but Netflix has now confirmed the news.
The series premiered to a mixed reception: while critics gave the show a 29 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, viewers of the show showed a much more positive inclination towards it, evident in the 78 percent audience score.
On the show’s cancellation, one fan tweeted: “I’d sincerely say Q-Force is the piece of recent queer media that felt the most expressly written FOR queer people with no hang up on being accessible for cis het folk too.”
This is a real shame
I’d sincerely say Q-Force is the piece of recent queer media that felt the most expressly written FOR queer people with no hang up on being accessible for cis het folk too https://t.co/J6sEx96bQy
— Luke ✨️ (@LukeCB_) August 8, 2022
One Twitter user shared the worryingly growing list of LGBTQ+ shows coming to an end.
WLW tv shows cancelled/ended between 2021 & 2022
– The Wilds
– Gentleman Jack
– Legends of Tomorrow
– Killing Eve
– Derry Girls
– Motherland Fort Salem
– Wynonna Earp
– The Owl House
– Black Lightning
— Hark a Maria (@MariaAzuela2) July 31, 2022
While there are still plenty of LGBTQ+ shows sharing queer joy, Q-Force is the latest project to succumb to a depressing trend.
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