Peacock has canceled its reboot queer as Folk after one season.
The show premiered in full on June 9. This is followed by a group of LGBTQ friends in New Orleans putting their lives back together after a tragedy at a queer bar.
queer as Folk Was inspired by the original UK TV show created by Russell T Davies. The British version was later remade in the US by Showtime. However, the 2022 edition featured a new cast of characters and was intended to feature a more diverse range of experiences. Showrunner Stephen Dunn created and supervised the latest version.
Dunn took to Instagram to announce the show’s cancellation.
He said, “It is a rare gift at this time and in this country, to be able to make a show as fearless and apologetic.queer as Folk, This experience changed our lives forever and we are so grateful to have this incredible new family. But today we got the disappointing news that we are not getting the second season.
“We know how much it means to fans and we won’t get any more episodes when we’re heartbroken, we’re all to see and love Brody, Mingus, Ruthie, Noah, Shar, Julian, Daddys , Bussey, Marvin, Judy and Brenda. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to honor our community and very proud of this show.”
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Jacqueline Moore, who was one of the executive producers with Dunn, posted her grief on Twitter.
Very sad to say goodbye to Queer as a folk. I love these people so much and we are so proud of the stories they tell. I pic.twitter.com/AUxuzB7Lif
— Jaclyn Moore (@JaclynPMoore) September 24, 2022
“Keep supporting all of you queer content”
On his Instagram, actor Johnny Silbili, who played Noah, said, “I’ll miss you Noah thanks to the cast and crew of #QueerAsFolk for showing up to tell stories that celebrate awesomeness.”
He thanked “everybody who saw, wrote the message, and stopped me” [in real life] To say that the show was something to him. I will have this family forever and now that it hurts, I will always be proud of what we achieved. Keep supporting all of you queer content. It’s not promised”
He also posted a montage of behind-the-scenes clips on his TikTok.
@johnnysibilly01 Winner for my #QueerAsFolk is all it takes – November Ultra
Jesse James Keitel, who plays Ruthie, posted a photo of a broken heart on his Instagram.
Fellow actor Devin Way, who plays Brody, said on Instagram, “I will never get tired of saying that I love this show and these guys! QAF was made with a lot of joy, intention and love the way it was. Woo. !! Will always be grateful to @notstephendunn @jaclympmoore and everyone at @peacocktv who let me be a part of this! Excited for the day they tell us we get to do it again. ️”
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