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Queer Casting: Laverne Cox Breaks Barriers In New Sitcom & More
The Queer Casting Roundup is back!
Once again, we're here to bring you the latest news about where all your favorite LGBTQ+ actors will be in the near future.
This week, we've got some new voice acting news, new sitcoms and movies starring queer stars, and some more exciting info. about The Morning Show!
Click through to read more about where queer and trans actors have been cast this week!
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1. Alan Cumming Starring in New Animated Series
Alan Cumming is starring alongside Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Trainor, and Michelle Wong in Abominable and the Invisible City, a new 10-episode series inspired by the 2019 film Abominable. Bennet and Trainor reprise their roles as Yi and Jin from the movie. The show will premiere on Peacock and Hulu on October 5.
2. Rain Valdez Fills Out Cast for First Feature Film
Emmy nominee Rain Valdez (Razor Tongue) has filled out the cast for her first feature film, Re-Live. The cast features tons of queer talent, including Jamie Clayton, Chris Renfro, Vico Ortiz, Nicky Endres, Sydney Viengluang, as well as previously announced stars Valdez, Rachel Leyco, and Rosario Dawson. It will also star Yoshi Sudarso, Maricel Soriano, and Benjamin Alves.
Re-Live tells "the story of Rowena (Valdez), a transgender actress who returns to her home on Guam for her high school reunion's 'do-over week,' to live out a big regret... her childhood dream of becoming a cheerleader. But she must then confront a different kind of reunion, with her estranged family."
3. Laverne Cox to Headline Sitcom with George Wallace
Amazon's Freevee streaming service has picked up a series order on the Laverne Cox and George Wallace sitcom Clean Slate, produced by Norman Lear. The show follows "Henry (Wallace), an old-school and outspoken car wash owner, who is thrilled his estranged child is finally returning home to Alabama after 17 years. However, Henry has a lot of soul searching to do when the child he thought was a son returns as the determined, proud, trans woman, Desiree (Cox)."
4. Stephen Fry Is Coming to ‘The Morning Show’
We recently brought you the news that Tig Notaro is joining the cast of The Morning Show next season, and now we know that The Sandman and The Dropout star Stephen Fry will also be joining! He'll play Leonard Cromwell, a "ruthless UBA board member working to steer the company through troubled financial waters." Other new cast members include Nicole Beharie and Jon Hamm.
5. Tituss Burgess Leading 'Teletubbies' Reboot
Netflix announced that it's rebooting Teletubbies as an animated series, and that Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Tituss Burgess will be narrating! The new series will premiere on Netflix on November 14 with 26 12-minute episodes.