Peacock cancels US reboot of ‘Queer As Folk’ after one season

Queer As Folk

NBCUniversal-owned streamer Peacock has cancelled its Queer As Folk remake after just one season.

Produced by UCP, a division of the Universal Studio Group, the series debuted in June and was a reimagining of Russell T Davies’ 1999-2000 British drama of the same name. Set in New Orleans, the show followed a group of friends whose lives are forever changed following a nightclub shooting.

Commissioned last year, it had already sold to several territories, including Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, Luxembourg, Spain, Netherlands, the Nordics and the UK, via Starzplay. It is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.

Show creator Stephen Dunn shared the news on social media, writing: “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. But today we received the disappointing news that we’re not getting a second season.

“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.”

Queer As Folk had previously been remade in the US by Showtime, running for five seasons between 2000 and 2005.

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