Queer as Folk is on its way to Peacock, and the streaming service has announced more additions to its cast. Juliette Lewis, Ed Begley Jr., Armand Fields, Chris Renfro, Eric Graise, Sachin Bhatt, and Benito Skinner are joining Kim Cattrall as recurring guest stars on the reboot series. Fin Argus, Candace Grace, Jesse James Keitel, Johnny Sibilly, Devin Way, and Ryan O’Connell will star. A premiere date has yet to be announced.
Peacock revealed more about the casting on the new Queer as Folk in a press release.
“Peacock’s drama series QUEER AS FOLK, a vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series created by Russell T. Davies, has cast Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actress Juliette Lewis (she/her) as a recurring guest star.
Ed Begley Jr. (he/him), Armand Fields (they/them), Chris Renfro (they/them), Eric Graise (he/him), Sachin Bhatt (he/him) and Benito Skinner (he/him) have also been cast in recurring guest star roles.
The highly anticipated reimagined drama, based on the groundbreaking British series, comes from Creator/Executive Producer Stephen Dunn, Executive Producer Jaclyn Moore, and UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.
QUEER AS FOLK is a vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series created by Russell T. Davies, exploring a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy.
NEW CAST & CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
Juliette Lewis (Yellowjackets, I Know This Much Is True) will play a single mom who is more of a friend than a parent to her teenage son.
Ed Begley Jr. (Young Sheldon, Bless This Mess) will play an emotionally distant father.
Armand Fields (Work in Progress, The Chi) will play the reigning drag queen and matriarch of the local scene.
Chris Renfro (Reno 911! Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will play a fun-loving hedonist who is always the life of the party.
Eric Graise (Locke & Key, Step Up: High Water) will play a jaded barfly who DNGAF about your problems.
Sachin Bhatt (Grace & Frankie, Into the Dark) will play a charming and empathetic sex worker.
Benito Skinner (Search Party, Bros) will play a self-aggrandizing influencer.
What do you think? Are you planning to check out the Queer as Folk reboot on Peacock?
Want a revival of the U.S version
There is clearly not even one bit of originality left in the tv and film making industry – the same old recycled stuff that in the great tradition of reboots will prove to be not even remotely close to the original in quality or style. I don’t see a single name attached to this that suggests it will be anything more than a millennial attempt to cash in on the gay cash cow, but without doubt now it will include ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and any other minority you can mention… boring boring boring.
Exactly. The cancel/rewriting culture trend needs to stop.