Peacock Orders “Queer as Folk” Reboot

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Over twenty years ago, a young Charlie Hunnam scored the first small screen rimming scene from Littlefinger himself Aiden Gillen on the pilot episode of the original British “Queer as Folk”.

TV’s depiction of gay characters changed forever after that first series, and now creator Russell T. Davies is coming onboard to executive produce a new take on the series for U.S. SVOD service Peacock.

Stephen Dunn (“Little America”) is steering what’s dubbed a vibrant reimagining of the series which was originally setup at Bravo. This one follows a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy.

It marks the second U.S. adaptation following the Pittsburgh-set early 2000s five-season long series on Showtime starring Hal Sparks, Gale Harold and Sharon Gless. That show marked the first hourlong American TV drama to put gay men at its center.

Dunn will executive produce and direct the pilot. Lee Eisenberg, Emily Brecht, Nicola Shindler and Richard Halliwell will also executive produce.

Source: The Live Feed

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