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QUEER AS FOLK: Peacock Sets June Launch for Reimagining of British

April 13, 2022 by  


QUEER AS FOLK — ” ” Episode 102 — Pictured: (l-r) Devin Way as Brodie, Jesse James Keitel as Ruthie — (Photo by: Peacock)

QUEER AS FOLK, a reimagining of the British series, will debut on Peacock on Thursday, June 9, the streamer announced. (A US version ran on Showtime from 2000-05.)

The show, which is currently in production, explores “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, who created (and will direct select episodes of) the reimaginging, 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.”

“I’m very proud of what we achieved in 1999, but in queer years, that was a millennium ago!” executive producer Davies said. “As a community, we’ve radicalized, explored, opened up, and found new worlds—with new enemies and new allies—and there was so much to be said. Stephen pitched a brand new version of QUEER AS FOLK with so much imagination, insight, and crucially, joy, that I simply couldn’t resist. I thought it was about time the title belonged to a whole new generation. The 2022 show is more diverse, more wild, more free, more angry—everything a queer show should be.”

Added executive producer Jaclyn Moore, “I believe deeply in the power of storytelling to make people feel seen, but all too often I feel as though queer and trans representation in art is limited to extremes. We are either shown as saintly heroes bravely surviving a bigoted society or two-dimensional queer-coded villains that feel airdropped in from some previous era. With QUEER AS FOLK, we aimed to depict queer characters who live in the messy middle. People who are complicated. Who are funny and caring and flawed and sometimes selfish, but still worthy of love. Still worthy of narrative. As a trans woman, I’m excited to take steps to move past telling stories that seem to just be arguing for our basic humanity. My hope is that QUEER AS FOLK is one such step.”

Watch a teaser for the new series…

Peacock’s tease of the cast (so far):


  • Devin Way (he/him) will play Brodie (he/him), a charming and sometimes chaotic commitment-phobe who finds a reason to stay in New Orleans after tragedy rocks his community. 
  • Fin Argus (they/them) will play Mingus (he/him/they/them), a cocky high schooler whose confidence belies their lack of real world experience. 
  • Jesse James Keitel (she/her) will play Ruthie (she/her), a trans, semi-reformed party girl who is struggling to grow up. 
  • CG (they/them) will play Shar (they/them), a non-binary professor navigating the rocky transition from punk to parenthood. 
  • Johnny Sibilly (he/him) will play Noah (he/him), a successful lawyer who is not as put together as he seems. 
  • Ryan O’Connell (he/him)—who is also a writer/co-executive producer on the series—will play Julian (he/him), a pop culture nerd with cerebral palsy who is more than ready for some independence. 


  • Kim Cattrall (she/her) will play Brenda (she/her), a martini-soaked, high society southern debutant with trailer park roots. 
  • Juliette Lewis (she/her) will play Judy (she/her), a single mom who is more of a friend than a parent to her teenager. 
  • Ed Begley Jr. (he/him) will play Winston (he/him), an emotionally distant father. 
  • Armand Fields (they/them) will play Bussey (she/her in drag he/him out of drag), the reigning drag queen and matriarch of the local scene. 
  • Chris Renfro (they/them) will play Daddius (he/they), a fun-loving hedonist who is always the life of the party. 
  • Eric Graise (he/him) will play Marvin (he/him), a jaded barfly who DNGAF about your problems. 
  • Sachin Bhatt (he/him) will play Ali (he/him), an empathetic sex worker. 
  • Benito Skinner (he/him) will play Jack Cole Jordan (he/him), a self-aggrandizing influencer. 
  • Nyle DiMarco (he/him) will play Leo (he/him), a charming grad student. 
  • Lukas Gage (he/him) will play Eric (he/him), a personal trainer. 
  • Megan Stalter (she/her) will play Meg (she/her), an aspiring singer.  
  • Olli Haaskivi (he/him) will play George (he/him), a friend from the mall. 
  • Calvin Seabrooks (he/him) will play Taylor (he/him), a reluctant dinner party guest.”

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