Netflix Ireland is being treated to some quality queer characters and storylines this October! From drag queens to witches to murder mysteries, queer shows are slaying Netflix right now.
Haunting of Hill House
It is an exciting month for horror fans as Netflix have just released their re-imagined version of the classic Haunting Of Hill House.
The utterly terrifying revised version of the story follows a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what is now the most famous haunted house in the US. Tragedy then forces them to return to the house and face the ghosts of their past.
What is different about the renewed version is that Theo’s lesbianism is no longer subtextual, as the first episode sees the character go home with Trish, who she met in a nightclub that night.
The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina
From the network that brings us Riverdale, The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina is set to be released to Netflix on October 26.
The spooky reimagined version of the classic ’90s TV show Sabrina The Teenage Witch follows Sabrina Spellman, who, on her 16th birthday, must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends.
The revamped version of the witchy tale will feature a slew of queer characters, such as non-binary character Susie Putnam, played by actor Lachlan Watson, who, like their character, uses them/they pronouns. Susie is one of the founders of a new Wicca club at Baxter High, which they attend with Sabrina in the TV adaption of the comics of the same name.
The show will also feature Sabrina’s pansexual warlock cousin Ambrose Spellman, who is said to be “witty, puckish, and pan-sexual, he is one of Sabrina’s partners in crime, always up for mischief.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Alyssa Edwards brings us her fierce new reality show Dancing Queen, which looks at Alyssa’s life as a drag queen and the owner and choreographer of Beyond Belief Dancing Company in Texas.
Described as “The queen you know. The stories you don’t”, the trailer has a pinch of RuPaul’s Drag Race mixed in with a dollop of Dance Moms and a huge helping of Alyssa’s Secret.
The whole first season is now available to stream on Netflix.
Elite, which was released on October 5, follows three students who receive scholarships to one of Spain’s most exclusive schools, Las Encinas. When one of their classmates turns up dead, everyone is under question.
The Spanish language teen drama (don’t worry, it is totally dubbed for English-speaking viewers) has been compared to shows like Riverdale and Gossip Girl, with a classic murder plot at the centre of the first season while also featuring a love story between the two male characters Ander (Arón Piper) and Omar (Omar Ayuso).
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