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Single All The Way - What We Know So Far

Director Michael Mayer is officially releasing a holiday rom-com with Netflix, "Single All The Way."  Mayer is best known as a theater director for Broadway smashes like "American Idiot" and "Spring Awakening," but has also helmed commercial and independent films such as "A Home at the End of the World" and "Flicka." This would be his first new film project since the 2018 adaptation of "The Seagull." "Single All The Way" follows Hulu's "Happiest Season" and Hallmark's "The Christmas House" as the newest LGBTQ-centric holiday romantic comedy to reach mainstream audiences. GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis commented that "Compared to previous years, and the amount of LGBTQ-inclusive films that are out, it's like night and day," per CNN.

So far, the movie promises to have great talent behind the camera in Mayer and in screenwriter Chad Hodge, creator of TV shows like "Wayward Pines" and "Good Behavior," as reported by Variety. Here's everything else we know about the plot, cast, and release of the new Netflix holiday romantic comedy, "Single All The Way."

What's the release date for Single All the Way?

The exact release date for "Single All The Way" hasn't been named yet, but Cosmopolitan has named December 2021 as the time Netflix plans to release the movie to international subscribers. The official date might be announced with the trailer, as is typical of some Netflix releases, but the film, much like the holidays, will be arriving sooner rather than later.

While we're unsure at what point in December Netflix will release the film, it will almost certainly be shortly before Christmas, or early enough in December so that curious viewers could keep it in mind for watches with the family. Producer Joel S. Rice commented to Variety that the emphasis of the movie is on the spirit of the season, as it's "a genuine holiday romantic comedy that explores friendship and love between gay men."

Viewers will be able to get into the yuletide cheer along with the characters when "Single All The Way" comes out this December.

Who's in the cast of Single All the Way?

Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty") plays Peter, the main character of "Single All The Way," while Philemon Chambers, making his official film debut, was cast as his best friend Nick. Kathy Najimy of "Hocus Pocus" fame plays Carole, Peter's mom, while Luke Mcfarlane will play trainer James, according to Cosmopolitan. Other supporting turns include Barry Bostwick ("Rocky Horror Picture Show," "Spin City") as Peter's dad Harold, and the legendary Jennifer Coolidge ("American Pie") as Peter's aunt (via Elite Daily). Jennifer Robertson of "Schitt's Creek" is also featured in the movie. 

Other actors listed as part of the supporting cast on IMDb include Alexandra Beaton as Sofia, Madison Brydges playing the character of Daniella, and Adam Capriolo as Adam Prescott. 

That's a strong pedigree of actors, comedians, and other talents to feature in a single movie. We'll see how that ensemble will come together though when "Single All The Way" is released this December.

What's the plot of Single All the Way?

The plot of "Single All The Way" revolves around Peter, a perpetually single gay man whose well-meaning family worries about his relationship status. Hoping to avoid their judgment this holiday season, Peter asks his friend Nick to join him for Christmas and pretend that they're officially a couple. Things get very complicated though when Peter's mother sets him up on a blind date with her extremely handsome trainer, James.

Screenwriter Chad Hodge said in an interview with Variety that "I made a list of all the things I personally wanted to see in a holiday rom-com ... from honestly portraying the uniqueness of gay friendships and relationships, to the often hilarious dynamics of our families, to Jennifer Coolidge. I can't wait to see it come to life."

Viewers will get to see for themselves what Hodge's ideal rom-com would look like when "Single All The Way" gets a release from Netflix this December, just in time for the holidays, cold weather, and comfort watches around the fireplace.