LGBTQ+ digital platform OUTtv features new scripted drama series "Novelette is Trying"

The streaming service has also renewed "Two Brothers", "We Three Queens", "My Drag is Valid", "Good Grief" and "Killjoy Comedy" for additional seasons.

7 JUN 2024

Philip Webb

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LGBTQ+ streaming service OUTtv has commissioned new scripted drama series "Novelette is Trying" and has also renewed five of its hit series for additional seasons, including "Two Brothers", "We Three Queens", "My Drag is Valid", "Good Grief" and "Killjoy Comedy" for second seasons.

"Novelette is Trying" (10x10’) follows Novelette, a queer, anti-social Black woman. After she is dumped by her partner, Novelette takes in a quirky roommate which forces her to confront the lack of purpose, love and connection in her life. The series is produced by Novelette is Trying Productions.

Philip Webb, COO of OUTtv, said: “Across our slate, we’re looking to offer content that spotlights and celebrates the multifaceted experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, and we’re delighted to be adding 'Novelette is Trying' - a drama series that presents a relatable and touching story we know viewers around the world will resonate with. Additionally, our raft of renewals is testament to the success of our content across our slate, which have built loyal audiences, from dramas and dramedies to documentaries, and we’re looking forward to working with our production partners on these new installments.”

Produced by Meikle Productions, "Two Brothers" (8x10’) has been renewed for a second season, as well as scripted short form series "We Three Queens" (5x5’) The series is an offbeat dramedy about Ian Mackay, a broke daycare worker who doesn't take himself a fault.

OUTtv is also bringing back "My Drag is Valid" (10x30’) for a second season. Produced by Treyfid Rose Productions, the series features Disasterina, star of Sado Psychiatrist and The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, as she interviews a variety of drag artists to showcase different styles of drag in performance, looks and personalities.

From Pumpkin Patch Productions, scripted dramedy "Good Grief" (6x15’) has also been renewed for a second season. In the series, 68-year-old Abigail begrudgingly crashes a bereavement group therapy session just days after losing her wife of 45 years.

In addition, OUTtv has renewed "Killjoy Comedy" (6x20’) for a second season. In the series, audiences get to know six comedians who are staging a stand-up laugh riot, as the series puts the mic in front of comics who are re-writing the old insult comedy playbook.