It’s almost here, it’s still queer, but get used to it on another network.
Originally in development at Bravo, the planned reboot of Queer as Folk, a groundbreaking show about the lives and loves of gay men and lesbians, is now being developed for NBCUniversal’s streaming service by NBCU’s Universal Content Productions, Variety reports.
The British series, created by Russell T Davies and produced by Nicola Shindler, debuted in 1999 and ran for 10 episodes on Channel 4. A North American remake aired 2000-2005 for five seasons on Showtime.
As was first announced in December, the Queer as Folk reboot remains in development with Davies and Shindler as executive producers. Stephen Dunn (Closet Monster) is still attached to write.
With new characters in a new setting, it’s 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.”
A French remake, which will be a modern exploration of what it means to be French and queer in 2019, is also in development to mark the 20th anniversary of the original British series.
NBCU’s ad-supported streaming service is set to launch in April 2020.