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Queer As Folk is an American drama television series created for Peacock. It is a re-imagining of the 1999 Channel 4 series created by Russell T Davies, which was previously adapted in the US from 2000 to 2005 by Showtime. The series was released on June 9, 2022.[1]


Set in New Orleans, the series follows a diverse group of friends who find their lives transformed in the aftermath of shooting at a queer nightclub called the Babylon. The group struggles with vulnerability, addiction, grief, and relationships.


Main Cast[]





In December 2018, it was announced that Bravo had put into development a reboot of Queer as Folk with Stephen Dunn set to write and direct, with Russell T Davies set to executive produce.[2] In August 2019, it was announced the series was now in development at Peacock.[3] In April 2021, Peacock ordered the series.[4] Dunn has indicated that this incarnation of the series was inspired directly by Davies' original series as a "jumping off point", stating that he did not take the Showtime adaptation into consideration.[5]


In August 2021, Jesse James Keitel joined the cast in a series regular role.[6] In September 2021, Candace Grace, Johnny Sibilly, Devin Way, Fin Argus, and Ryan O'Connell joined the cast in series regular roles.[7][8] In November 2021, Kim Cattrall joined the cast in a recurring capacity.[9] In December 2021, Juliette Lewis, Ed Begley Jr., Armand Fields, Chris Renfro, Eric Graise, Sachin Bhatt and Benito Skinner joined the cast in recurring capacity.[10] In March 2022, it was announced that Lukas Gage, Megan Stalter, Olli Haaskivi and Calvin Seabrooks had joined the cast in guest capacity too.[11]


Principal photography began by October 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana.[12]

International Releases[]

In Australia the series premiered on Stan on June 10, 2022.[13] The series will air in Canada on Showcase beginning on June 26, 2022, as part of owner Corus Entertainment's output deal with NBCUniversal for Peacock original programming.[14] The series was picked up by Starzplay for distribution in the UK, several continental European countries, and Latin America. In the UK it is set to premiere on July 1, 2022 and in other territories on July 31, 2022.[15]



Season Episodes First Aired Premiere Episode Finale Episode Last Aired
Season 1 8 June 9, 2022 Babylon Sacrilege June 9, 2022


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