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Queer As Folk Reboot Canceled After One Season

Peacock has canceled their revival of Queer As Folk after one season.

A reimagining of the British series created by Russell T. Davies, the new iteration, which premiered June 9, explores the lives of a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy.

The series starred Devin Way, Fin Argus, Jesse James Keitel, CG, Johnny Sibilly, and Ryan O’Connell. The show featured a host of guest stars including Kim Cattrall, Juliette Lewis, Ed Begley Jr., and Nyle DiMarco.

Dunn shared the “disappointing news” of Queer as Folk‘s cancellation Friday night on Instagram.

“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 next to a photo of the cast. “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.”

This is the second remake by an American outlet of the original British series. An U.S. adaptation ran on Showtime from 2000-2005. The current iteration was originally in development at Bravo before moving to corporate sibling Peacock and getting a series order.

I didn't like this version of QAF, because it spent way too much time trying to check every box in the LGBTMNOP community instead of focusing the series on a diverse group of friends. None of the characters were likable, or had redeeming qualities.

On the surface the character of Brian Kinney was an asshole, but, as the series went on there were qualities that he had that made him charming and likable to the viewing audience. The character of Brodie annoyed the shit out of me.

Don't get me wrong I'm here for a queer series that embraces a diverse group of friends in a city that welcomes that kind of diversity - such as New York, LA, Chicago, Atlanta, or DC for example.

I didn't buy any of what the series was trying to sell throughout the first eight episodes, trying to be everything to everybody Plus, centering the series around the trauma of a nightclub shooting in my opinion was a bad idea.

I hope the failures of this series doesn't turn networks away from greenlighting future queer content, because we do want the representation. However, we're not trying to support some Panera Bread version of an IP that was groundbreaking in other ways, even if the original series's main issue was that it lacked in the diversity department.

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