Queer As Folk Reboot Heading To Bravo!
Oh My God It’s Finally Happening!
According to Variety, Queer as Folk is being rebooted, not revised, on Bravo! The original creator, genius Russell T. Davies, will be a part of the project serving as executive producer. Stephen Dunn is set to write and direct. I’ve tried my damnest to find out which of Dunn’s work I can now indulge in to investigate his craft, and I’m pretty certain his previous work is Indie films such as Closet Monster and Life Doesn’t Frighten Me. But, don't quote me just yet.
While the original Queer as Folk ran for ten episodes in 1999 in the United Kingdom, we may be more familiar when the series hit Showtime in 2000 and gave us five seasons of Michael (Hal Sparks), Ted (Scott Lowell), Emmett (Peter Paige), and Brian (Gale Harold) navigating through their adult lives finding love, failure, and so much more. This series absolutely changed my life after discovering it when I was in high school, so I cannot wait for this next version! Seriously, I want to name my eventual dog Daphne in honor of Makyla Smith. I may be a little weary it’s heading to Bravo, only because like, I want my Folk raunchy and real, not watered down for television. But, I have the highest of hopes with Davies still in charge.
Don’t expect any continued stories or seeing some Brian versus Justin (Randy Harrison) storyline in the reboot. We’re getting all new characters in a new setting which follows a group of club going friends who find support in the gay community after a tragedy.
This can be spun in so many ways. When I hear of club and tragedy in the same sentence, I think of the Pulse Massacre, but that is probably off limits for the premise of the series. But, who knows?! I’m predicting online dating drama, Prep conversations, and likely a few cameos of drag queens playing themselves. I’m on the edge of my seat for this series and will be updating you constantly with new information as it pulls in!
Can we please start a petition now that the annoying tweens don’t start hash tagging this #QueerAF (as f*ck), because I’ll have just, so much to say about that.