Queer As Folk reboot premieres June 26, 2022, directed by Canadian Stephen Dunn
The new Queer As Folk reboot is coming this June, just in time for Pride Month, courtesy of NBC’s Peacock Network and Showcase Network here in Canada.
Queer As Folk is a vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series created by Russell T. Davies. The series explores a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy. The series stars 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).
The show combines elements from the original 1999 British show by out writer Russell T. Davies and Showtime’s 2000 American adaption. Fans will rejoice in knowing Club Babylon will be back, or as we Torontonian’s like to call it, Woody’s!
“Like most queer ’90s kids, I had a unique relationship with the original ‘Queer as Folk,'” stated Stephen Dunn, series creator, executive producer, writer and director. “Growing up, I was desperate for any sort of connection with people like me. I am honuored that Russell T. Davies, the creator of the original series, entrusted me to continue this legacy.”
“I’m very proud of what we achieved in 1999, but in queer years, that was a millennium ago,” said Davies, who is serving as executive producer on the new series. “I thought it was about time the title belonged to a whole new generation. The 2022 show is more diverse, more wild, more free, more angry – everything a queer show should be.”
Queer As Folk – Premieres Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on Showcase and available to stream live and on demand on STACKTV
Queer As Folk is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. The series is created, written and executive produced by Canadian Stephen Dunn, who also directed the pilot and additional episodes. Jaclyn Moore also serves as an executive producer and writer on the show. Other executive producers include: Lee Eisenberg, Emily Brecht, original British series creator Russell T. Davies, Nicola Shindler, and Louise Pedersen on behalf of All3 Media International, which distributes both the format and the original British series produced by Red Productions for Channel 4. Brian Dannelly also serves as executive producer and director.
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