Creator Stephen Dunno introduced on social media Friday night time that the streak wouldn’t be persevering with.
“It is a uncommon reward at the moment to have the ability to make a present as fearless and unapologetic as ‘Queer as Folks,'” Dunn wrote on Instagram. “This expertise modified our lives eternally and we’re so grateful to have discovered this unimaginable new household. However right now we obtained the disappointing information that we are going to not be getting a second season.”
He continued: “We all know how a lot this implies to the followers and regardless that we’re heartbroken we can’t be capable to make any extra episodes, we need to thank everybody for watching and loving Brodie, Mingus, Ruthie, Noah, Shar, Julian, Daddius, Bussey, Marvin, Judy and Brenda. We’re so grateful for the chance to honor our group and are so happy with this present. #QueerAsFamily✨.”
The Peacock sequence was the third set up of what occurred Queer as Folks franchise. Russell T Davies created the unique British sequence, which ran for 2 seasons within the early Nineteen Nineties and marked the uncommon drama that centered fully on a gaggle of LGBTQ+ pals. The sequence, impressed by Davies’ personal group of pals, was remade within the late Nineteen Nineties by Ron Cowan and Daniel Lipman for Showtime, bringing the identical groundbreaking LGBTQ+ tales to American tv. The sequence ran for a number of seasons and helped pave the way in which for extra inclusive programming with queer characters throughout the spectrum and exhibits like clear and Pose.
Dunn, who grew up watching Showtime’s model in secret like many others within the LGBTQ+ group, approached Davies in regards to the rights to the sequence, providing to modernize the sequence for right now’s technology. Davies, who had rejected such affords for years, instantly signed on as an government producer. The present was bought in a bidding battle to Bravo and ultimately landed on Peacock as a part of NBCU’s streaming.
Peacock’s reimagining adopted a gaggle of pals in New Orleans and used a nightclub taking pictures like Pulse at a homosexual bar as a strategy to discover how the town’s LGBTQ+ group is rebuilding itself. Dunn labored with a number of Pulse survivors on the manufacturing Queer as Folksquite a lot of whom additionally served as consultants for the sequence.
Earlier than the premiere of the present, Dunn mentioned earlier The Hollywood Reporter that he wasn’t attempting to remake the earlier tales that had been already performed in addition to they had been, so that they did not need to use the phrase “reboot”.
“For those who squint, you may see present character archetypes which might be a slight reference [to the original] however I am not headed for a similar trajectory as any of the earlier variations of the present,” Dunn mentioned.
peacocks Queer as Folks starring Devin Method, Fin Argus, Jesse James Keitel, CG, Johnny Sibilly and Ryan O’Connell, visitor stars embrace Kim Cattrall and Juliette Lewis.