Babylonian Disco Thump returns to a more diverse world in the first trailer for Peacock’s historical series “Queer as Folk.”
On June 9, the new series follows a group of LGBTQ friends in New Orleans whose livelihoods come to a standstill following the tragedy that recalls the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre. Based on the early footage, there’s also a compelling story about politics and fatherhood, not to mention plenty of sex.
Actors Finn Argus, CG, Jesse James Keitel, Ryan O’Connell, Johnny Sibley and Devin Way are among series regulars. Starring’s recurring cast includes Kim Cattrall, Lucas Gage, Juliette Lewis and Megan Stalter.
Produced by Russell T. Davies, the original “Queer As Folk” premiered in the UK in 1999 and was followed by three gay men in Manchester, England. A Showtime series based on the British iteration premiered a year later. The US version moved the action to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and ran for five seasons.
Watch the trailer for Peacock’s “Queer As Folk” below.
Viewers are likely to be more familiar with the American series, which starred Gail Harold and Randy Harrison. Peacock’s “Queer as Folk”, however, is believed to be more in line with its British origins.
And like HBO’s “Sex and the City” revival “And Just Like That…”, the new series greatly diversified its storytelling, mixing more actors of color, as well as transgender and gender non-conforming people. added to. ,
In an emailed statement, Davis described the 2022 iteration of “Queer As Folk” as “more diverse, more wild, more independent, more angry — everything a queer show should be”.
Davis, who served as an executive producer on the reboot, explained, “I’m very proud of what we achieved in 1999, but in queer years, that was a millennium ago.” “As a community, we have radicalized, explored, opened up and found new worlds – with new enemies and new allies – and there was much more to say.”
Writer and director Stephen Dunn feels the same way and said he hopes to portray “an electric ensemble of fresh characters that reflect a modern global audience”.
“If there is someone who is able to see ‘Queer as Folk’ and feel less alone, or who now feels more supported and seen, then we are done,” he said. “In the true spirit of the original, our show doesn’t shy away from the harsh realities of our community, but above all, the series is about people who live vibrant, vital, unapologetically queer lives.”