Pop Culture Fix: “Riverdale” Boss Promises Queens Toni and Cheryl Will Reign Supreme Next Season

Welcome to your Wednesday Pop Culture Fix, friends!


+ Okay so when Riverdale‘s time jump happens, it’ll be set seven years in the future. Before that, though, here’s Cheryl and Toni at prom.

+ The Ellen Show has fired three top producers in the wake of damning reports of racism and sexual misconduct behind the scenes. Also, DJ tWitch has been promoted to co-executive producer.

+ Amazon has ordered a gender-swapped Dead Ringers reoboot starring Rachel Weisz.

+ Before her DNC speech, Stacey Abrams gives Kerry Washington voter suppression survival tips.

+ A Black Lady Sketch Show‘s Robin Thede, Quinta Brunson, Gabrielle Dennis, Ashley Nicole Black, and director Dime Davis and superstar guest Angela Bassett chatted with Variety about the historic impact of the series.

+ Sketchy Times with Lilly Singh is a two-episode sketch series that’ll air on NBC and be filmed in Singh’s home.

+ Queer coming-of-age film Cocoon will land in the UK and Ireland in October.

+ Here’s how Mulan will work on Disney+.

+ The Gloria Steinem biopic, The Glorias, is coming to Amazon Prime.

+ Legend of Korra‘s messy, complicated legacy.

+ Warrior Nun has been renewed for a second season.


Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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      • Kristana, we have someone working on a piece about Warrior Nun. It’s really important to us that the voice we amplify on the series is one from a disabled writer because the series and the comic book it’s based on both have some egregious ableism in them. Many wheelchair users and bed-bound paraplegic viewers were really hurt by the series and felt like it perpetuated a lot of harmful tropes and stereotypes. There are lots of reasons why a piece like this takes time. It’s not as simple as whipping up a Batwoman recap.

    • Hi, Thea! I’m publishing a piece on The Owl House this afternoon, actually! I almost can’t even believe that show is real; it speaks to my queer nerd heart in such hilarious and affirming ways! I’m the TV Team Editor and the main writer about all-ages entertainment here at Autostraddle. I got COVID back in March and it morphed into longhaul COVID and then finally into dysautonomia. I was out of the office for a long time and am just now getting back into the swing of things and learning to work with a disability, which is all brand new to me, especially because this particular manifestation messes with my cognitive functioning in the evenings which is when I usually watch all my TV for work. So! Things are just taking me longer than usual. Thank you for your patience. I hope you like my piece today.

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