Gimlet launches a new scripted LGBTQ+ series
May 24, 2019 · 3.1 minutes to read
Gimlet are launching a new scripted LGBTQ+ series, called The Two Princes. All episodes will be released on June 4th, “on Spotify and wherever podcasts are available”; it’s sponsored by a mail-order dog food brand. (Of note - Gimlet also has a new logo.)
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