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Peacock’s “Queer As Folk” reboot is no more, as the network has announced its plans to end the series after one season.
Helmed by the original series creator Russell T. Davies and Stephen Dunn, the U.S-centered reboot, followed the lives of a tight-knit group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are completely shaken amidst tragedy.
Dunn shared the news of the series cancellation Friday, via Instagram saying “It’s a rare gift in these times, and in this country, to be able to make a show as fearless and unapologetic as Queer As Folk. This experience changed our lives forever and we’re so grateful to have found this incredible new family,” he wrote with a photo of the cast attached.
“We know how much it’s meant to the fans and while we’re heartbroken we won’t get to make more episodes, we wanna thank everyone for watching and falling in love with Brodie, Mingus, Ruthie, Noah, Shar, Julian, Daddius, Bussey, Marvin, Judy, and Brenda. We’re so grateful for the chance to honor our community and are so proud of this show.”
In addition to Dunn’s statement, several cast members shared their thoughts on the series cancellation.
Main cast member Devin Way released a statement via Instagram saying “I will never grow tired of saying that I love this show and these people! The way QAF was made with so much joy, intentionality, and love. Woo!! Will forever be grateful to @notstephendunn @jaclynpmoore and all the people @peacocktv who let me be a part of it! Excited for the day they tell us we get to do it all over again. 😍❤️”
Cast member Johnny Silbilly, thanked viewers, saying, “I will miss you Noah 💔 Thank you to the cast & crew of #QueerAsFolk for showing up to tell stories that celebrated queerness.” Every person who watched, wrote messages, and stopped me irl [in real life] to say the show meant something to them. I’ll have this family forever & while it hurts now, I will always be so proud of what we accomplished. Keep supporting queer content y’all. It’s not promised 💕”
Following the original U.K adaptation, which ran for two seasons from 1999-2000, Peacock’s “Queer as Folk” served as the second U.S reboot, with Showtime’s series running from 2000-2005. The series' current iteration was originally set to air on Bravo before making its way to sister network Peacock.