It's a reunion ladies!!
In a new virtual event livestreamed on YouTube, cast members of the American version of Queer as Folk will be getting the gang back together. The news comes years after a reboot of the show had already been announced.
Hosted by Scott Towell, the actor who played Ted, the reunion is in support of CenterLink, a network of community centers for the LGBTQ+ community. Lowell will be joined by Sharon Gless, Michelle Clunie, Robert Gant, Peter Paige, Hal Sparks, and Randy Harrison. The show creators, Ron Cowen and Dan Lipman, are also expected to attend according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition to chats between the cast, fans will also be able to bid on memorabilia from the show. There has been no announcement on which pieces that will entail. The reunion will take place on May 1 at 11 a.m. PST.
In 2018 Variety reported that there was a reboot of the show in development at Bravo. Russell T. Davies, the creator of the original U.K. version was said to be involved as executive director. In 2019 reports indicated that the show had been instead pushed to NBCUniversal's streaming service Peacock. That service will launch to the general public on July 15 and this reboot, which is said to be a modern take on the original British series, could appear as early as that. Currently, the service is available to Comcast customers only.
Queer as Folk was before its time in ways, giving viewers what was very likely the sexiest television that centered gay men they had ever seen. Though this might seem typical now as gay sex scenes abound, in its time the show was considered radical.