We're one step closer to having Queer As Folk back in our lives — and just in time for Pride Month!
Peacock just announced that the modern, rebooted version of Russell T. Davies' iconic '90s/'00s television show is going to be premiering this June! Helmed by executive producer/writer Jaclyn Moore (Dear White People) and creator/director Stephen Dunn, the '22 Queer As Folk is described as "a vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series created by Russell T. Davies, exploring a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy. "
"Like most queer '90s kids, I had a unique relationship with the original Queer As Folk," Stephen Dunn, creator, executive producer, and director of the new QAF, said in a statement. "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."
"I wanted to create a new groundbreaking version of this show for this moment," he continued. "Our new Queer 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."
Queer As Folk premieres Thursday, June 9 on Peacock! Watch the announcement video below, and scroll through to see some first-look images from the upcoming season!