Queer as Folk


Queer As Folk gets US reboot

US cable network Bravo is set to develop a reboot of the UK original series Queer As Folk, which first aired in 1999 on Channel 4. The original title followed three gay men living in Manchester and was created by Russell T Davies, who has been recruited as an executive producer for the reboot. Queer […]

Different shades of Red: Nicola Shindler one-on-one

Nicola Shindler is surely the most well known drama producer from Manchester, England, with a credits list including Queer as Folk, Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley. She tells Jesse Whittock about finding the perfect story and whether she could produce in the US Think of the most influential producers in the UK in […]

Hugh Grant returns to TV for BBC’s A Very British Scandal

Hugh Grant is returning to TV for the first time in 20 years. The actor, best known for his roles in iconic feature films such as Four Weddings and A Funeral and Bridget Jones’s Diary, has been lined up to play former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe in BBC1 three-part drama A Very English Scandal. […]

Netflix consumes Toast in 200-hour ABC deal

British comedy Toast of London has debuted in Australia and New Zealand on SVOD service Netflix, as part of a 200-hour deal with distributor ABC Commercial. The deal is for all three season of the Channel 4 sitcom, which Australian pubcaster the ABC distributes in Australasian through a digital sub-licensing agreement with UK distributor DRG. […]

Logo pre-buys Russell T. Davies dramas

US lesbian and gay-skewed channel Logo has pre-bought a pair of sexuality-themed dramas from Queer as Folk writer Russell T. Davies. Cucumber and Banana are interlinked drama series that UK broadcaster Channel 4 commissioned earlier this year from StudioCanal-owned producer Red Production Company. Logo has signed up, officially as a coproducer, though the shows have […]

StudioCanal seals deal for Red Production Company

StudioCanal has sealed a deal for UK prodco Red Production Company. Canal Plus Groupe company StudioCanal has been in talks over the acquisition for several months – as first reported by TBI in October – and has now concluded a deal for the Manchester-based company. Well-placed sources confirmed to TBI today that the deal had […]

Russell T. Davies dramas to spotlight gay life

Queer as Folk creator Russell T. Davies is creating a pair of TV dramas and an online series that will explore gay life in the 21st century. Cucumber will be an 8x60mins series for UK broadcaster Channel 4 about a 46 year-old man, his long-suffering boyfriend and a disastrous life altering date night; while Banana […]

StudioCanal closes in on deal for Red Production Company (exclusive)

France-based movie producer and distributor StudioCanal is locked in exclusive takeover talks with UK indie producer Red Production Company, TBI can reveal. The studio, which is part of the Vivendi-owned Canal Plus Groupe, has already staked a claim in the TV world with the acquisition of Munich-based Pillars of the Earth and Crossing Lines producer […]