American Queer As Folk cast reimagined
American Queer As Folk cast reimagined
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The Russell T. Davies British LGBTQ drama series “Queer as Folk,” is getting another American reboot and some of the reimagined cast have been announced by the American broadcaster NBC Universal.

Peacock, the streaming network where the show will appear in the US, announced it had added Candace Grace (Acts of Crime), Johnny Sibilly (Pose, Hacks), Devin Way (Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19), Fin Argus (Clouds, The Gifted) and Ryan O’Connell (I’m Special) in series regular roles.

These announcements added to the already known Jesse James Keitel who stars on ABC America’s popular drama Big Sky, who has been cast as a “trans, semi-reformed party girl who is struggling to grow up,” according to Variety.


The Peacock series is a reimagination of the British series from Russell T. Davies which starred Aidan Gillen, Charlie Hunnam, and Craig Kelly as three gay men living in Manchester. A U.S. remake, set in Pittsburgh, also aired on Showtime.

The new Queer As Folk will follow the lives of a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy.

Grace will portray a non-binary professor navigating the rocky transition from punk to parenthood.

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Candace Grace (Twitter)

Sibilly stars as a successful lawyer who is not as put together as he seems.


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Way will bring to life a charming and sometimes chaotic commitment-phobe who finds a reason to stay in New Orleans after tragedy rocks his community.


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Argus will play a cocky high schooler whose confidence belies his lack of real-world experience.


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And, O’Connell alongside being co-executive producer and writer on the series, will be cast as “a pop culture nerd with cerebral palsy who is more than ready for some independence.”


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Production of the Queer As Folk reboot is set to start during 2021 fall in New Orleans.

Last Updated on Sep 5, 2021

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