Queer As Folk is back for a new generation. This reimagining of the British series follows a group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed by tragedy. The show will debut on Peacock just in time for Pride Month on June 9th.
Series creator, executive producer, writer and director Stephen Dunn had this to say: "Like most queer ‘90s kids, I had a unique relationship with the original Queer as Folk.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."
Dunn continued: "I wanted to create a new groundbreaking version of this show for this moment. Our newQueer 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. 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. 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."
This new Queer As Folk stars Devin Way, Fin Argus, Jesse James Keitel, CG, Johnny Sibilly and Ryan O'Connell (Netflix's Special). The season will be packed with surprises including cameos from some of the biggest LGBTQ+ stars and allies in Hollywood including: Kim Cattrall, Juliette Lewis, Ed Begly Jr., Chris Renfro, Armand Fields, and more. Check out the official trailer below and first-look images from the series.