Streaming platform Peacock has announced that their rebooting the popular series, Queer as Folk. The show will be a “reimagining” of the original series created by Russel T. Davies and will have Stephen Dunn at the helm. Dunn has been developing the project for a couple of years now. It was originally intended to air at Peacock’s sister company, Bravo.
The series hails from UCP, a division of Universal Studios Group. The show will bring back familiar characters with updated stories to fit today’s generation. The new Queer as Folk aims to maintain the spirit of the original series while contributing to the representation of the LGBTQ community in media.
“Queer as Folk is a transformative show, that in its past iterations, was a pioneer in the representation of the LGBTQ community and we’re excited to continue that legacy. Stephen Dunn brings energy and modern lens to the series through characters we’ve fallen in love with. We can’t wait to bring it to Peacock for viewers to enjoy this visionary and vibrant show,” said Beatrice Springborn, President of UCP.
Dunn’s most recent works include co-writing and directing the Sprint Award and GLADD Award-nominated episode “The Son” from Little America. Back in 2015, he was also able to debut his first feature, Closet Monster, which won the Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Features.
Apart from writing for Queer as Folk, Dunn will also direct the pilot. He will be joined by Lee Eisenberg, Emily Brecht, Nicola Shindler, and original series creator Russel T. Davies.