An Unlikely Friendship Between ‘Gay Curmudgeon’ And ‘Famous InstaGay’

Colton Haynes (image via Instagram)

Handsome Arrow star Colton Haynes has been announced to star in a new TV series titled I Run Hot.

The series, being developed for AMC Studios by Broad City co-creator Ilana Glazer, will star the 31-year-old actor playing “a famous #instagay who can’t help but exemplify it,” according to Deadline.


Eliot Glazer (Broad City), brother of Ilana, co-stars as “a gay curmudgeon who never quite fit in with the community” as the series follows the duo’s unlikely friendship.

Haynes posted the announcement on his social media writing, “Here we go!!! I am sooo excited to work with my boos @eliotglazer @ilana @amc_tv #IRunHot”

After a brief hiatus, Haynes returned to his role of “Roy Harper” on The CW’s Arrow which wraps its 8th and final season this month. The final two episodes are set to air on January 21 and 28.


In addition to Arrow, Haynes is well-known to TV audiences for his roles in Teen Wolf and American Horror Story: Cult.

After publicly coming out in 2016, he famously married florist Jeff Leatham only to file for divorce six months later.

In 2019, he seemingly emerged from a turbulent chapter in his life opening up about his issues with addiction in a candid interview in Attitude Magazine.


Speaking to The Advocate last summer, he took responsibility for how the press and social media spun his life out to the masses saying he had “no one to blame but myself.”

“I was posting every second of my life online. Every positive, every negative.” 

“Eventually I became click bait, eventually everything that we all joke about — how I could literally say something online and the trolls will pick it up and spin it into something, that ‘I’m spiraling out of control,” he added. “I did make myself [look] that way, not knowing I was doing that.”

It looks like Haynes has turned the corner for himself and is heading towards a brighter future.

(source: Deadline)

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