What time will Netflix release their latest original animated series ‘Q-Force’ and who participates in the streaming platforms’ stellar voice cast?
Netflix continues to add fantastic animated titles to its already vast library of content, with this weeks’ main attraction being ‘Q-Force’.
The series tells the story of a group of LGBTQ+ super spies called Q-Force, who try to “prove themselves on [both] personal and professional adventures.”
However, fans around the world are wondering when the highly anticipated series will air on Netflix and who the voice cast consists of.
Q-Force: Netflix release date and time
- Netflix is set to release Q-Force season 1, which consists of ten individual episodes, on Thursday, September 2nd at 12 AM PDT.
Showrunners Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner had been toying with the idea for Q-Force for a while, noting it could be difficult to get a “feature with a leading character that’s gay in that genre” produced.
Thankfully, Netflix officially ordered the series in April 2019, with Q-Force now expected to launch at the following international times:
- Pacific Time: 12 AM PDT
- Eastern Time: 3 AM EDT
- British Time: 8 AM BST
- European Time: 9 AM CEST
- Philippine Time: 3 PM PHT
- Australia Time: 4: 30 PM ACST
Meet the fabulous voice cast…
Q-Force features a stellar cast of actors, including Sean Hayes, Wanda Sykes, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf, David Harbour and Patti Harrison.
The leading role in Q-Force is Sean Hayes, who voices Steve Maryweather (Agent Mary). He is best-known for playing Jack McFarland in Will & Grace – a performance that earned Hayes countless awards including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Hayes has been married to his partner Scott Icenogle since 2014 and you can follow him on Instagram @seanhayes.
Director Dirk Chunley is voiced by veteran actor Gary Cole, who fans will recognise from titles as The West Wing as VP Bob Russel and Veep as Kent Davison.
Cole has provided his voice to a range of animated characters in the past, including Kim Possible, Scooby-Doo, Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty and American Dad.
Arguably the most recognisable name from Q-Force is David Harbour, who became a household name following his role in Stranger Things as Police Chief Jim Hopper.
Harbour recently starred in the MCU blockbuster Black Widow and will also feature in the highly-anticipated Star Wars Visions anime series. You can find him on Instagram @dkharbour.
Alongside Harbour as part of Q-Force is the legendary actress, comedian and writer Wanda Sykes.
Sykes is a heavyweight of modern television comedy, best-known for her work with The Chris Rock Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Black-ish, who you can follow @iamwadasykes.
Other cast members include Matt Rodgers as Twink and Gabe Liedman as Benji.
A mixed initial reaction…
Unfortunately, Q-Force has received a decidedly mixed reaction from both fans and critics alike.
In late June, a short teaser video for the series was uploaded onto social media as part of the promotional campaign, which generated extremely polarising reactions online.
On the one hand, Daily Dots’ Gavia Baker-Whitelaw called the series “cringeworthy, focusing on stereotypes and unfunny one-liners.” An opinion echoed by Paper Mag, who asked whether the series would be entertaining or “woefully two-dimensional.”
Whilst Them.us’ Michael Cuby called Q-Force called the series an “Uber-cool and Uber-queer voice cast” as well as “ridiculously entertaining”.
Time will tell whether Q-Force is met by the same critiques from fans around the world.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]