Described as a “vibrant reimagining” of Russell T. Davies’ seminal British series, the new Queer as Folk will center on a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy. Stephen Dunn (Little America) serves as creator, writer and exec producer. He will also direct several episodes. Davies will also be an EP.
The original Queer as Folk debuted on Britain’s Channel 4 in 1999 and ran for 10 episodes. An American remake was ordered at Showtime and lasted five seasons (from 2000 to 2005.)
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“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,” said Lisa Katz, president, scripted content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, in a statement. “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.”
Davies is onboard the new project as an executive producer. Stephen Dunn is attached to write, direct, executive produce and will also direct the pilot episode.
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