Followers of the British sequence Queer as Folk, created by Russell T. Davies, are in luck: Peacock has simply introduced that the sequence might be reinterpreted for the streaming platform by creator Stephen Dunn and UCP, a division of Common Studio Group.
The unique groundbreaking sequence ran from 1999 to 2000 within the U.Okay. and adopted the lives of three homosexual males residing in Manchester’s homosexual village. Aidan Gillen, Charlie Hunnam, and Craig Kelly starred in its 10-episode run.
The sequence’ success prompted a U.S. model set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which aired on Showtime in 2000 and ran for 5 seasons.
The most recent model will focus on a various group of buddies in New Orleans whose lives are reworked within the aftermath of a tragedy.
“Queer as People was greater than only a present, it was a groundbreaking and obligatory voice for therefore many individuals. Stephen’s new model for Peacock arrives at one more pivotal second in our tradition,” mentioned Lisa Katz, president, Scripted Content material, NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming, in a press release. “All the workforce is so excited to be part of introducing a brand new technology to any such genuine and affirming storytelling.”
Dunn is an award-winning author and director who lately co-wrote and directed the Spirit Award and GLADD Award-nominated episode of the Apple TV+ sequence Little America, “The Son.” He’ll direct the pilot episode. This iteration of Queer as People can also be created, written, and government produced by Dunn.
“It’s a surreal honour to adapt the notoriously groundbreaking sequence by Russell T. Davies. When the present initially aired, the concept of unapologetic queer tales on TV was so provocative that I felt I might solely watch Queer as People in secret,” Dunn mentioned in a press release. “However a lot has modified within the final 20 years and the way fantastic would it not be if the subsequent technology didn’t have to observe Queer as People alone of their dank basements with the sound muted, however with their household and buddies and the amount cranked all the best way to the max…”
Additionally government producing are Lee Eisenberg, Emily Brecht, unique sequence creator Davies, Nicola Shindler, and Richard Halliwell on behalf of NENT Studios UK.