The reboot of “Queer as Folk” was canceled after one season at Peacock, diverse Learn.
The entire first season of the show was released to the streaming device on June 9. He originally received a direct order to the series at Peacock in April 2021.
The show follows a group of friends in New Orleans who must deal with the fallout from a shooting at an eerie nightclub. Actors include Finn Argus, C.J., Jesse James Keitel, Ryan O’Connell, Johnny Sibley, Devin Way, and Kim Cattrall, among others.
Stephen Dunn created the series and served as executive producer with Jacqueline Moore, Lee Eisenberg and Emily Brecht, and original series creator Russell T Davis, Nicola Schindler and Richard Halliwell on behalf of NENT Studios UK, which distributes the format. UCP is the studio.
Davis said in a statement posted on Instagram. “This experience changed our lives forever and we are so grateful to have found this wonderful new family. But today we received the disappointing news that we won’t be having a second season.”
Davis went on to thank fans who watched the series and for “falling in love” with the characters. “We are so grateful for the opportunity to honor our community and we are so proud of this show,” he concluded.
The Peacock series was the third iteration of the movie “Queer as Folk”. The original British series aired for 10 episodes between 1999 and 2000. Showtime then adapted the series for American audiences with its own version that aired for five seasons between 2000 and 2005.
This also marks the second Peacock cancellation reported in the past few weeks. Earlier in September, Peacock canceled the single-camera comedy “Rutherford Falls” after two seasons.