With networks, cable, and streamers, it can be hard to keep track of what new shows you should check out and when returning favorites are coming back. But no worries — we’ve got you!
We looked at upcoming premieres and return dates to find when all the best new and continuing queer shows will be coming to your TVs this spring and how to watch them.
Here are seven of the ones we’re most excited for:
This fictionalized retelling of the saga of Tiger King Joe Exotic stars John Cameron Mitchell as Joe and Kate McKinnon as Carole. The show hasn’t caught the zeitgeist like Netflix’s docuseries did, but if you want to check it out, it’s streaming on Peacock now.
This David Jenkins-created show stars Rhys Darby as “Gentleman Pirate” Stede Bonnet and Taika Waititi as Blackbeard. This isn’t just one of the best new shows this spring, it’s one of the queerest. Check it out as soon as you can. The first eight episodes are now streaming on HBO Max.
Lesbian comedian Sam Jay stars alongside Jay Knight, Langston Kerman, and Chris Redd as one of four casino employees living dead-end lives with dead-end jobs in middle America. Now streaming on Peacock.
Regé-Jean Page may be gone from season two of this Netflix hit, but out heartthrob Jonathan Bailey is back as Anthony Bridgerton, and he’ll be joined by new cast members as well as old, including our favorite monarch Queen Charlotte, played by out actress Golda Rosheuvel. Though we only briefly saw a very, very short moment of queer intimacy between Henry Granville and Lord Wetherby in season one, we're hoping we'll get to finally see more of Bridgerton's queer characters and their storylines explored when season two premieres on Netflix on March 25.
Showtime’s Emmy-hopeful tells the stories of three different First Ladies: Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford, and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt. Lily Rabe also stars as Roosevelt’s “close friend,” lesbian journalist Lorena Hickok. We can’t wait to see these amazing women do their work! Premieres on Showtime on April 17.
Netflix recently announced that the acclaimed series Russian Doll, co-created by lesbian writer Leslye Headland, along with Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler, will be coming back for a second season soon. Season two of the series (which features a gay character named Lizzy, Nadia's best friend played by out actress Rebecca Henderson) will see Nadia and Alan as they encounter another time portal and go on “an ever-expanding, era-spanning, intergenerational adventure.” Lyonne and Charlie Barnett return, and Schitt’s Creek’s Annie Murphy is set to join the cast. Premieres April 20 on Netflix.
Kaley Cuoco is back as Cassie Bowden in season two of this HBO Max hit. This season, we see Cassie “living her best sober life in Los Angeles while moonlighting as a CIA asset in her spare time. But when an overseas assignment leads her to inadvertently witness a murder, she becomes entangled in another international intrigue.” The season also stars Sharon Stone, Zosia Mamet, out Grey's Anatomy alum T.R. Knight as Cassie’s brother, and Griffin Matthews as Cassie’s gay best friend. The Flight Attendant comes back to HBO Max on April 21.
We all need a little more gay romance in our lives! The highly-anticipated, live-action adaptation of Alice Oseman's beloved romantic, gay teen coming-of-age graphic novel series of the same name tells the story of "gentle Charlie and rugby-loving Nick" who "meet at secondary school and quickly discover that their unlikely friendship is blossoming into an unexpected romance." The series drops on Netflix on April 22.