New ‘Queer as Folk’ Series On the Way



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A new take of gay community series Queer as Folk is in the works at American cable and satellite television network Bravo.

The original Queer as Folk series was set in Manchester, starred Aidan Gillen, Charlie Hunnam, and Craig Kelly, and ran for 10 episodes in the UK from 1999 to 2000. A Showtime Canadian-American version set in Pittsburgh – starring Gale Harold, Randy Harrison, Hal Sparks, Peter Paige, and Scott Lowell – kicked off in 2000 and ran for 5 seasons.

As reported by Variety, the new Queer as Folk “will feature entirely new characters in a new setting. It is described as a modern take on the original British series that centers on a group of club-going friends who find support in the gay community following a tragedy.”



UK series creator Russell T. Davies is attached as executive producer, with Stephen Dunn (Closet Monsters) on board to write, direct and executive produce. A number of the original team members are back, including original executive producer Nicola Shindler.

Here’s a look back at the two previous versions we’ve gotten:

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