The disco thump of Babylon returns to a extra various world within the first trailer for Peacock’s hotly anticipated reimagining of the landmark collection “Queer as Folk.”
Due out June 9, the brand new collection follows a bunch of LGBTQ associates in New Orleans whose livelihoods are thrown into disarray following a tragedy that recalls the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre. Primarily based on the early footage, there are additionally compelling storylines involving politics and parenthood, to not point out loads of intercourse.
Actors Fin Argus, CG, Jesse James Keitel, Ryan O’Connell, Johnny Sibilly and Devin Approach are among the many collection regulars. The starry recurring forged contains Kim Cattrall, Lukas Gage, Juliette Lewis and Megan Stalter.
Created by Russell T. Davies, the original “Queer as Folk” premiered within the U.Ok. in 1999 and adopted three homosexual males in Manchester, England. A Showtime series based mostly on the British iteration premiered a yr later. The U.S. model moved the motion to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and ran for 5 seasons.
Catch the trailer for Peacock’s “Queer as Folks” under.
Viewers are seemingly extra aware of the American collection, which starred Gale Harold and Randy Harrison. Peacock’s “Queer as Folks,” nevertheless, is believed to be extra in step with the British unique.
And very similar to HBO’s “Intercourse and the Metropolis” revival “And Just Like That…,” the brand new collection seems to have tremendously diversified its storytelling, including extra actors of shade, in addition to transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, into the combo.
In an emailed assertion, Davies described the 2022 iteration of “Queer as Folks” as “extra various, extra wild, extra free, extra offended ― all the things a queer present ought to be.”
“I’m very pleased with what we achieved in 1999, however in queer years, that was a millennium in the past,” defined Davies, who serves as an govt producer on the reboot. “As a neighborhood, we’ve radicalized, explored, opened up, and located new worlds ― with new enemies and new allies ― and there was a lot to be stated.”
Author and director Stephen Dunn feels equally and stated he hopes to depict “an electrical ensemble of recent characters that mirror the trendy international viewers.”
“If there’s one one who is ready to see ‘Queer as Folks’ and really feel much less alone, or who now feels extra supported and seen, our job is finished,” he added. “Within the true spirit of the unique, our present doesn’t draw back from the tough realities of our neighborhood, however above all else, the collection is about individuals who dwell vibrant, very important, unapologetically queer lives.”