Queer as Folk Is Being Rebooted by Bravo

Queer as Folk

Queer as Folk is coming out — again!

Variety reports that Bravo is developing a new version of the 1999 U.K. series, which centered on three gay men in Manchester, England portrayed by Aidan Gillen, Charlie Hunnam, and Craig Kelly.

Showtime and the Canadian channel Showcase aired its own Queer as Folk in 2000. Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison, Gale Harold, Scott Lowell, and Peter Paige starred in this North American version, set in Pittsburgh.

The latest iteration of Queer as Folk will be “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,” states Variety, which reports that it will also include a new setting and characters.

Russell T. Davies, the creator of the U.K. series, will be an executive producer of the Bravo show alongside Stephen Dunn, who will also write and direct it. Davies was also an executive producer of the acclaimed A Very English Scandal starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.

Queer as Folk isn't the only classic queer television show to receive a reboot. Showtime is bringing back The L Word — the beloved series about queer women in Los Angeles.

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