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The modern reimagining of the British series Queer as Folk created by Russell T. Davies is coming to Peacock this June! From creator/director Stephen Dunn and executive producer Jaclyn Moore (Dear White People), Queer as Folk explores a diverse group of friends in New Orleans, their lives transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy.
“I wanted to create a new groundbreaking version of this show for this moment. Our new Queer as Folk is set in New Orleans – one of the most unique queer communities in North America – and I am immensely proud that the new series is comprised of an electric ensemble of fresh characters that mirror the modern global audience,” said creator Stephen Dunn.
The reboot also has a stacked cast of diverse actors including Devin Way (Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19), Fin Argus (Clouds, The Gifted), Jesse James Keitel (Big Sky), CG (Acts of Crime), Johnny Sibilly (Hacks, Pose), and Ryan O’Connell (Special, Will & Grace). TV legend Kim Cattrall – known for her role as Samantha in Sex and the City – and Nyle DiMarco will also star.
“If there’s one person who is able to see Queer as Folk and feel less alone, or who now feels more supported and seen, our job is done,” Dunn continued. “In the true spirit of the original, our show doesn’t shy away from the harsh realities of our community, but above all else, the series is about people who live vibrant, vital, unapologetically queer lives.”
Queer as Folk is coming this summer on June 9.
Reimagining Queer As Folk
“Like most queer ‘90s kids, I had a unique relationship with the original Queer as Folk,” said Dunn. “Growing up, I was desperate for any sort of connection with people like me. It was the first time I really felt seen. The show offered a new paradigm – one where we could accept and celebrate queer love, families, and communities on a global stage. It was truly iconic. I am honored that Russell T. Davies, the creator of the original series, entrusted me to continue this legacy.”
In a statement, Davies said he’s proud of the 1999 series but recognized how times have changed, especially in the queer community.
“I thought it was about time the title belonged to a whole new generation,” Davies also said. “The 2022 show is more diverse, more wild, more free, more angry – everything a queer show should be.”
Devin Way (he/him) will play Brodie (he/him), a charming and sometimes chaotic commitment-phobe. Brodie finds a reason to stay in New Orleans after tragedy rocks his community.
Fin Argus (they/them) will play Mingus (he/him/they/them), a cocky high schooler whose confidence also belies their lack of real-world experience.
Jesse James Keitel (she/her) will play Ruthie (she/her), a trans, semi-reformed party girl who is also struggling to grow up.
CG (they/them) will play Shar (they/them), a non-binary professor navigating the rocky transition from punk to parenthood.
Johnny Sibilly (he/him) will play Noah (he/him), a successful lawyer who is not so put together despite how it seems.
Ryan O’Connell (he/him) will play Julian (he/him), a pop culture nerd with cerebral palsy who is more than ready for some independence.