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Queer As Folk Is Officially Getting a Reboot

'Queer As Folk' Is Officially Getting a Reboot

'Queer As Folk' Is Officially Getting a Reboot

The iconic LGBTQ+ TV series is ready to make a comeback! 

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It's official — groundbreaking LGBTQ+ series Queer As Folk is returning to television! 

Announced today, streaming service Peacock ordered a straight to series reboot from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and creator Stephen Dunn.

The press release describes the upcoming Queer As Folk as "a vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series created by Russell T. Davies, exploring a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy."

The beloved U.S. series, which premiered on Showtime in December of 2000, was occasionally problematic and aggressively caucasian but laid the groundwork for LGBTQ+ films and television shows today. Stephen Dunn, the director of another queer film Closet Monster, is signed on to the project.

"It is a surreal honour to adapt the notoriously groundbreaking series by Russell T. Davies. When the show originally aired, the idea of unapologetic queer stories on TV was so provocative that I felt I could only watch Queer As Folk in secret," said creator Stephen Dunn in a statement. "But so much has changed in the last 20 years and how wonderful would it be if the next generation didn’t have to watch Queer As Folk alone in their dank basements with the sound muted, but with their family and friends and the volume cranked all the way to the max..."

"Queer As Folk was more than just a show, it was a ground-breaking and necessary voice for so many people. Stephen’s new version for Peacock arrives at yet another pivotal moment in our culture," added Lisa Katz, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming's president of scripted content. "Alex Sepiol, EVP of drama programming, and his team have championed this project from the first moment it landed on their desks, working to ensure the script became the series we're announcing today. The entire team is so excited to be a part of introducing a new generation to this type of authentic and affirming storytelling."

It's unclear as of yet if the new Queer As Folk will feature a brand new group of queers or if any of the original cast will return. Guess we'll have to watch to find out!

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!