Every year we look forward to watching new queer shows, but what about the ones that we already know and love? It can be hard keeping up with which shows got canceled, which shows ended, and which shows are just taking a long time. So we’ve put together this little list for you of five beloved LGBTQ+ shows that have recently either gotten renewed, started filming a new season, or just finished filming a new season that we can't wait to see more of in the future!
HBO's teen drama Euphoria is the most talked-about show on TV right now, so it only makes sense that a third season was announced while the second season is currently underway. The Sam Levinson-created series stars Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi, Sydney Sweeney, Angus Cloud, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Alexa Demie, Dominic Fike, and more as a group of troubled teens that fans can’t get enough of.
— euphoria (@euphoriaHBO) February 4, 2022
After a terrific second season last year, The L Word: Generation Q fans have been dying to know if the show would come back for a third season, and last week, it announced that it is! The show announced its renewal for a third season on Twitter, updating it’s bio to read “Season 3 coming to Showtime, besties.”
new bio, besties! pic.twitter.com/3tmAz0Dzxt
— The L Word on Showtime (@SHO_TheLWord) February 4, 2022
There’s nothing else on TV quite like the Latine horror-comedy Los Espookys, starring Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres, and Bernardo Velasco, and finally, after a two-year hiatus caused by the global pandemic, season two has completed filming! No release date has been announced, but the cast has said they’ll share more info soon. Los Espookys is truly a great and unique show, so this is one of the most exciting TV developments in years.
The first season of Disney+’s series Loki finally confirmed that the Marvel superhero and God of Mischief is genderfluid and bisexual. While we didn’t get to explore his sexualty at all in the first season, hopefully we’ll get to see a little bit of it in the second. The second season will film this summer in England.
Loki has officially been renewed for a second season on Disney+. pic.twitter.com/ujfd9cxBg5
— IGN (@IGN) July 14, 2021
Despite mixed reaction to its first season, HBO Max has ordered a second season of And Just Like That, the Sex and the City sequel that introduced the world to nonbinary comedian Che Diaz. Next year, we’ll be able to see if Che and Miranda continue their relationship.
“I am delighted and excited to tell more stories about these vibrant, bold characters — played by these powerful, amazing actors,” showrunner Michael Patrick King said in a statement. “The fact is, we’re all thrilled. And Just like That… our Sex life is back.”
Based on the popular series of mystery novels, The CW’s Nancy Drew has several queer characters, including Bess Marvin, a mysterious rich city girl who helps Nancy solve mysteries, and Tom Swift, a billionaire inventor who's supposed to get his own spinoff. The show is coming back for its fourth season.
This Archie adaptation has had everything from cults and serial killers, to time skips and world wars, to teen gangs and now apparently superpowers. It also has quite a few gay characters throughout its run, including Kevin Keller, Joaquin DeSantos, Cheryl Blossom, Toni Topaz, and Fangs Fogarty. Riverdale will be returning for its seventh wild season.
With a ninth season renewal, The Flash officially becomes The CW’s longest-running Arrowverse show. We don’t know if this upcoming season will be the last, but star Grant Gustin is in talks for a new deal, so there could be plenty more of this show coming. It’s featured queer superheroes and villains like Leo Snart, Hartley Rathaway, Spencer Young, and The Flash’s daughter from the future, Nora West-Allen.
This gender-swapped reboot of the classic 1970’s series Kung Fu follows Nicky Shen, a martial arts expert who uses her skills to fight crime in her city. Kung Fu is one of the few shows with a predominantly Asian-American cast. Nicky’s openly gay younger brother, medical student Ryan Shen, will also return for the show’s upcoming third season.
This sports drama will be returning for its fifth season next year, with actress Bre-Z back playing Coop, the lesbian best friend of Spencer James, the star wide receiver at South Crenshaw High. The CW announced its renewal among a series of other renewals recently.