Queer as Folk will return to the U.S. with a “vibrant reimagining” of Russel T. Davies’ hit British sequence, it has been introduced.
Peacock positioned a straight-to-series order on Thursday for a brand new sequence that may give attention to a various group of mates in New Orleans.
Their lives are modified dramatically within the aftermath of a tragedy.
Stephen Dunn (Little America) is on board as creator, author, and govt producer.
What’s extra, Dunn may even direct a number of episodes of the brand new sequence.
As for Davies, he will likely be closely concerned within the venture, taking an Executive Producer credit score.
Channel 4 aired the unique Queer as Folk within the UK. It lasted 10 episodes and was subsequently remade for U.S. audiences on Showtime.
It had a five-year run from 2000-2005, concluding after 5 seasons.
The cast included Michelle Clunie, Robert Gant ,Thea Gill, Gale Harold, Randy Harrison, Scott Lowell, Peter Paige, Hal Sparks, and Sharon Gless.
“Queer as Folk was greater than only a show, it was a ground-breaking and crucial voice for thus many individuals,” declared NBC Universal’s head of scripted content material Lisa Katz in a press release.
“Stephen’s new model for Peacock arrives at one more pivotal second in our tradition.”
Added Dunn: “It is a surreal honour to adapt the notoriously groundbreaking sequence by Russell T. Davies. When the show initially aired, the thought of unapologetic queer tales on TV was so provocative that I felt I may solely watch Queer as Folk in secret.”
“But a lot has modified within the final 20 years and the way great would it not be if the subsequent era did not have to observe Queer as Folk alone of their dank basements with the sound muted, however with their household and mates and the quantity cranked all the way in which to the max.”
Talk of a Queer as Folk reboot first emerged in 2018, when it was introduced that Bravo was engaged on an replace of the sequence.
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