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A Queer as Folk Reboot Is Reportedly Coming to Bravo

Get ready to see a revival of the hit show, which first aired in the UK in 1999.

By Hannah Fusaro
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Queer as Folk fans, rejoice! A Queer as Folk reboot is reportedly in development at Bravo, according to Variety.

The show originally ran for 10 episodes between 1999 and 2000 in the UK, starring Aidan Gillen, Charlie Hunnam (more on what he's like to work with from Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, above), and Craig Kelly as three gay men living in Manchester. A reboot of the original series was then launched in 2000 on the Canadian cable channel Showcase and the American channel Showtime, starring Gale Harold, Randy Harrison, Hal Sparks, Peter Paige, and Scott Lowell, and taking place in Pittsburgh. The magazine reports that the new reboot will star entirely new characters in a new setting. Variety states, "It is described as a modern take on the original British series that centers on a group of club-going friends who find support in the gay community following a tragedy."

Although the reboot will definitely stray from the original Queer as Folk, some of the people who worked on the inital incarnation of the show are returning. Variety reports that the creator of the original UK series, Russell T. Davies, will serve as executive producer on the new show and Nicola Shindler of Red Productions, who executive produced the original show, will also executive produce, along with Lee Eisenberg of Quantity Entertainment. Stephen Dunn has also reportedly signed on to write, direct, and executive produce.

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