I feel like they are just setting this up so that he can come out as gay later in the series as a 'twist'.
I think it's almost more ridiculous that they expect us to believe a drama teacher is straight...
>“I hope and believe that we carry a lot of [Volpe’s] spirit into the show. We took that as inspiration,” Katims said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. However, the former “Friday Night Lights” writer and executive producer added, “I felt like I needed to make it my own story.”
But it's not your story, it's someone else's story that you're retelling, isn't it?
>“With Lou’s family, there’s a lot of reimagination — not just if he’s gay or straight, but the family structure,” Katims continued. “It was important to honor the source material, but to also make it my own so we’d be able to lean into it.”
"Family structure"? WTF, just make it two men who have a family together. Boom, family structure AND properly honoring the man that inspired your story.
Sounds like pointless straightwashing.
Why though? NBC has been doing pretty good lately with decisions like this. Seems kind of illogical.
Don’t worry the show will be gone after 11 episodes because it will suck
Just straight people shoving heterosexuality down peoples throats...
If this was reversed there would be a riot about how libs are trying to turn everything gay in order to appease the PC overlords
What a stupid decision. A show about theater where you alienate your LGBT audience before it even begins. Like, what's your target audience?
That's totally straight