It's been 15 years since Queer As Folk vividly brought the gay community to British televisions, and creator Russell T Davies has been busy. After a successful run as a writer for Doctor Who, he's back with three interconnected LGBT shows -- Banana and Cucumber for television, and the web series Tofu.
"The two interwoven drama series will explore 21st century gay life in all its powerful, witty, dark and uplifting guises through the lens of two disparate generations. The hour-long Cucumber will explore the lives and misadventures of Henry Best and his long-suffering boyfriend of nine years, Lance Sullivan. The half-hour Banana will follow the individual lives of younger characters orbiting around Henry's world, telling stories of modern love -- the romantic, the obsessed, the hopeful, the lonely, the lost, and the lucky -- in an urban Manchester, England setting."
By enlisting Logo TV as co-producers, these groundbreaking shows will be available to an American audience. Set to air in early 2015, Banana and Cucumberwill be the first ever stand-alone series to feature parallel interlinked stories and characters.
Davies offered a taste of what we have in store: "It's an honor and delight to team up with Logo for these brand new dramas. It's 16 years since I created Queer As Folk, which means I've had 16 years to build up new characters, new stories, and new insights into our lives. Across both series, we explore gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender stories, as well as love beyond labels -- this is 50 shades of gay, and beyond!"