Cheers, Queers: Streaming service Peacock has announced that it will go ahead with a full series order for a Queer as Folk reboot.
The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that Stephen Dunn, known for directing an episode of the anthology series Little America, will produce and reinvent the project under the watchful eye of Russell T. Davies, the man responsible for the original British series in 1999. This new release – also unrelated to the Showtime reboot that started in 2000 – will examine the lives of a group of queer friends living in New Orleans. Dunn has been working on the development of the project since 2018.
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“It’s a surreal honor to adapt Russell T. Davies’ notoriously groundbreaking series,” Dunn said in a statement. “When the show originally aired, the idea of unapologetic queer stories on TV was so provocative that I felt I couldn’t watch Queer as Folk in secret. But so much has changed in the past 20 years and how wonderful it would be if the next generation didn’t have to watch Queer as Folk alone in their damp basements with the sound muted, but with their families and their friends and the volume all increased. the way to the maximum. “
Peacock has ordered an eight-episode season for the new show, although no release date has yet been announced.
The original British version of Queer as Folk and its American reboot were widely hailed for their groundbreaking portrayal of LGBTQ characters and queer life. The British series lasted eight episodes plus a two-part synthesis film, while the American series lasted five seasons. Original series creator Russell T. Davies caused a stir with the release of another queer-themed series, It’s a Sin, earlier this year.