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It’s sea­son 2 of the Sun­dance Chan­nel drama based on the nov­els by Joe R. Lans­dale. Michael Ken­neth Wil­liams (“The Wire,” “When We Rise”) is Leonard, a gay Viet­nam vet with anger is­sues and James Pure­foy is Hap, an ex-con and work­ing class la­borer.

(Pre­miered March 15 on Sun­dance)

“Mar­vel’s Iron Fist”

Nerds re­joice! “Iron Fist” is the fourth in a se­ries of shows that will lead up to “The De­fend­ers” cross­over se­ries. Finn Jones (the ridicu­lously at­trac­tive ac­tor best known for play­ing the gay char­ac­ter Lo­ras Tyrell on “Game of Thrones”) stars in the ti­tle role, with help from Rosario Daw­son, among oth­ers.

(Pre­mieres March 17 on Net­flix)

“Em­pire”

Time to pick things back up in the back half of sea­son 3 of the hit prime­time soap. Ter­rence Howard and Taraji P. Hen­son are back, along with openly gay ac­tor Jussie Smol­lett (who plays Howard’s char­ac­ter’s openly gay son). Guest stars will in­clude Eva Lon­go­ria, Taye Diggs, Phyli­cia Rashad, Nia Long, Rumer Wil­lis and Demi Moore.

(Pre­mieres March 22 on FOX)

“Grace & Frankie”

Jane Fonda and Lily Tom­lin re­turn for a third sea­son of the Net­flix com­edy co-star­ring Sam Water­ston and Martin Sheen. The ladies will re­port­edly get into the sex toy busi­ness with a fo­cus on menopausal women

March 17, 2017

A lot has hap­pened since this FOX prison drama was can­celed in 2009 af­ter a four-sea­son run. Se­ries star Went­worth Miller, to the delight of all gay men across the globe, came out of the closet. His char­ac­ter re­turns from the dead and is once again joined by Do­minic Pur­cell as his brother.

(Pre­mieres April 4 on FOX)

“Archer”

FXX’s an­i­mated spy sit­com has plenty of At­lanta ties, with it be­ing an­i­mated at a stu­dio here in At­lanta and sev­eral lo­cal ac­tor-co­me­di­ans in cru­cial sup­port­ing roles, in­clud­ing Dad’s Garage alum Lucky Yates as the openly gay agent Ray Gil­lette. This sea­son is set in 1947 Los An­ge­les, so ex­pect some pulpy fun.

(Pre­mieres April 5 on FXX)

“The Get Down”

Time for the back half of sea­son 1 of Baz Lurhmann’s pe­riod mu­si­cal drama. Jaden Smith’s char­ac­ter shared an al­most-kiss with an­other male char­ac­ter ear­lier this sea­son, so we’ll see what Lurhmann has in store for him and the rest of the tal­ented cast this time around.

(Pre­mieres April 7 on Net­flix)

“Brook­lyn Nine-Nine”

The rat­ings have never been eye-pop­ping Pearl Mackie, Peter Ca­paldi and Matt Lu­cas re­turn for se­ries 10 of ‘Doc­tor Who’ on April 15. (Cour­tesy photo) for this FOX po­lice sit­com, but the ac­co­lades have, in­clud­ing a Golden Globe win for Best TV se­ries – Mu­si­cal or Com­edy in 2014. And yes, the great An­dre Braugher re­turns as openly gay precinct Capt. Ray­mond Holt.

(Pre­mieres April 11 on FOX)

“Doc­tor Who”

Peter Ca­paldi will once again suit up as the good doc­tor, and join­ing him will be openly gay ac­tor Matt Lu­cas (“Brides­maids”) and ac­tress Pearl Mackie. This will be Ca­paldi’s third and fi­nal time in the role, so catch him while you can!

(Pre­mieres April 15 on BBC Amer­ica)

“The Hand­maid’s Tale”

This is the TV adap­ta­tion of Mar­garet At­wood’s dystopian novel of the same name. Elis­a­beth Moss (“Mad Men”) stars as Of­fred and les­bian ac­tress Samira Wi­ley (“Or­ange is the New Black”) plays her les­bian BFF in a world where gay men are ex­e­cuted and les­bians are forced into sex work.

(Pre­mieres April 26 on Hulu)

“Dear White Peo­ple”

Justin Simien wrote and di­rected the 2014 satir­i­cal com­edy drama film of the same name, and luck­ily the openly gay tal­ent is back to bring his vi­sion to the TV ver­sion. Sto­ry­lines in­clude the char­ac­ter of Lionel Hig­gins try­ing to bal­ance be­ing black and gay.

(Pre­mieres April 28 on Net­flix)

“Sense8”

May the gen­der-bend­ing trip­pi­ness be­gin yet again. The Wa­chowski sis­ters re­turn with this sci-fi drama about strangers with mys­te­ri­ous links to each other. Sense8 is a hot­bed of LGBT char­ac­ters and themes, so get ready for an­other sea­son of can’t miss mo­ments.

(Pre­mieres May 5 on Net­flix)

“Un­break­able Kimmy Sch­midt”

It’s al­ready sea­son 3 of the crit­i­cally ac­claimed Net­flix sit­com, and that sound you hear is NBC still kick­ing them­selves for pass­ing on it a few years ago. El­lie Kem­per is back in the ti­tle role, and Ge­or­gia na­tive (and openly gay) Ti­tuss Burgess is along for the ride yet again as well.

(Pre­mieres May 19 on Net­flix)

“Or­ange is the New Black”

At­ten­tion in­mates! There was heart­break in sea­son 4 of the Net­flix com­edy-drama as view­ers said good­bye to a beloved char­ac­ter, so what could be in store this time around? No mat­ter what, ex­pect lots of same-sex love to be in the mix.

(Pre­mieres June 9 on Net­flix)

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