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    Animated ‘Q-Force’ gets go-ahead from Netflix

    Michael Schur is one of the executive producers of “Q-Force.”
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    Michael Schur is one of the executive producers of “Q-Force.”

    Here’s a familiar opener: Netflix has given a 10-episode order to a new series.

    The streamer is making an animated comedy called “Q-Force,” from writer Gabe Liedman (of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Inside Amy Schumer”). The executive producers include Sean Hayes and Michael Schur, of “Parks and Recreation” and “The Good Place.”

    Here’s an unfamiliar twist: The show is about a gay secret agent and his team of LGBTQ superspies. “Constantly underestimated by their colleagues,” according to the Netflix show description, “the members of Q-Force have to prove themselves time and again as they embark on extraordinary professional (and personal) adventures.”


    “Q-Force” joins another queer-friendly animated Netflix series imported from Brazil called “Super Drags.” According to Deadline, Hayes may wind up voicing the lead character, a James Bond type who may end up going by “Just James.”

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