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Television: Trans “Last of Us” Videogame Actor Wants Part in TV Version

Ian Alexander played Lev in The Last of Us: Part Two. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO,Naughty Dog)

Trans non-binary actor Ian Alexander voiced transgender character Lev in the video game The Last of Us: Part Two – and now, they’ve staked their claim to reprise the role in the second series of the TV adaptation. The first and current season of HBO’s hit series The Last of Us is covering all the events of the first video game, and while creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann haven’t yet explicitly confirmed it, they have hinted that a second season of the show would cover the events of the game’s 2020 sequel, including the introduction of trans character Lev. … Read more

TV: Nick Offerman Nearly Turned Down “The Last of Us”

The Last of Us

It seems hard to imagine a universe without the beautiful gay love story at the heart of The Last of Us episode 3 – but according to Nick Offerman, it’s all down to Megan Mullally that he even took part. The third episode of HBO’s hit series, which has since been heralded by fans and critics alike as one of the greatest episodes of television ever, depicted a moving love story between survivalist Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett) in a post-apocalyptic America ravaged by a fungal plague. The episode follows the pair throughout different stages of their life … Read more

TV: Heartstopper’s Joe Locke Cast in new Marvel Series

Joe Locke - Heartstoppers

Heartstopper star Joe Locke has reportedly been cast in an unspecified role alongside Kathryn Hahn in new Marvel TV series, Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Locke, who shot to fame as Charlie Spring in queer coming-of-age series Heartstopper, is rumoured to be playing one of Wanda Maximoff’s sons, Billy Kaplan / Wiccan, who is gay in Marvel source material – though this is unconfirmed. As reported by Variety, reps for Locke declined to comment. Wiccan has various magical abilities, and a younger version of the character has already been played in the MCU by Julian Hilliard. Full Story from Pink News

TV: Batwoman Fans Urge HBO Max to Save Series

Javicia Leslie

Batwoman fans are urging HBO to save the queer superhero series after news broke that it won’t be returning for a new season. The second and third series of the show followed former convict Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) as she takes on the mantle of Batwoman to protect Gotham City. Leslie became the first-ever Black Batwoman when she took on the role from Ruby Rose back in 2020. While the CW show was a fan-favourite, Batwoman showrunner and writer Caroline Dries revealed on Twitter Saturday (29 April) that the show wouldn’t be returning for a fourth season. Full Story from … Read more

Lucasfilm Casts Trans Actress Talisa Garcia for Upcoming Willow Series

Talisa Garcia

Talisa Garcia has become the first out trans actress to be cast by Disney in a Lucasfilm production. The Baptiste star has been cast in the upcoming Willow series, which will see her star alongside Warwick Davies as he reprises his role from the 1980s fantasy hit. It’s the first non-Star Wars-related production Lucasfilm has worked on in the last five years and also boasts The Falcon And The Winter Soldier star Erin Kellyman, The Serpent actor Ellie Bamber and Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Tony Revolori in the line-up. Full Story from Pink News

TV: Elliot Page’s “Umbrella Academy” Character to Come Out as Trans

TV: Elliot Page's "Umbrella Academy" Character to Come Out as Trans

The Umbrella Academy season three will reintroduce Elliot Page’s character as Viktor Hargreeves. Page, who shared that he is transgender in December 2020, has starred in both season of the hit Netflix show. After the actor came out it was reported that there wouldn’t be any change to his character, who has so far been portrayed as a woman. But Elliot Page shared an an exciting update with fans. The Juno star revealed their character will be known as Viktor Hargreeves, with Netflix confirming to The AV Club that Viktor will come out as trans in the upcoming season. Full … Read more

TV: Bi Superman Unlikely in Superman and Lois Series, Actor Says

Jordan Elsass

Superman and Lois actor Jordan Elsass has addressed whether or not Jonathan Kent is bisexual in the CW series. DC Comics announced Jon Kent, the son of OG Superman Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will be bisexual in the upcoming comic Superman: Son of Kal-El #5. The comic book series features Jon protecting Earth as the new Man of Steel while his dad is fighting evil off-planet. In the upcoming November comic, Jon eventually becomes physically and mentally burnt out from the burden of being Superman when pink-haired reporter Jay Nakamura steps in to take care of the hero. The … Read more

TV: Tessa Rao Speaks Out About Playing Queer Power Ranger

Tessa Rao - Power Rangers

Power Rangers Dino Fury star Tessa Rao has spoken out about the experience of playing the first ever LGBT+ Ranger in the franchise’s television history. The show’s move to Netflix is bringing the world of Power Rangers to a whole new generation. At the same time, Power Rangers is making unprecedented steps in LGBT+ representation with the Green Ranger, Izzy Garcia. In a recent Dino Fury episode, Garcia is depicted holding hands with her girlfriend in a touching but casual display of every day affection. Speaking about the experience of playing Izzy to, Rao, 23, revealed: “It means so … Read more

TV: Murder Doll Chucky has a Gender Fluid Child

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Chucky confirms he’s “cool” with his genderfluid child in a new TV series and horror fans are thrilled. The infamous, murder-loving doll is back on screens for more bloody mayhem in the USA and SyFy TV series Chucky. It follows Jake, a teenager who unknowingly buys Chucky at a yard sale. In the second episode of the series, Jake, confronts Chucky after the doll reads his diary and discovers his crush on a classmate named Devon. That’s when Chucky tells Jake about his own queer and genderfluid child. Full Story from Pink News