What happened to Queer As Folk Season 2? Continue reading to learn more.
Queer As Folk is a Peacock-produced American drama television series. It is a remake of Russell T. Davies’ 1999 Channel 4 series, which was earlier adapted in the United States by Showtime from 2000 to 2005. The series is set in New Orleans, and it follows a diverse group of friends who find their lives transformed in the aftermath of a shooting at a queer nightclub called “The Babylon.” As the show’s first season concluded on June 9, 2022, it has been a while since any new updates.
The viewers wonder if this is the last time they will watch it or if the network will renew it for additional seasons, as the show has generally received positive to mixed critical responses worldwide. So, it is fair to ask about the series’s status. If you were looking forward to knowing more about the next chapter of Queer As Folk, then you have reached the right place, as we have listed down all the crucial and latest information about the potential revival of the show.
Here is everything we know about Queer As Folk Season 2′s status with Peacock.
Will there be a Season 2 of Queer As Folk?
According to Deadline, “The Queer As Folk reboot will be short-lived. Peacock has opted not to pick up a second season of the series created by Russell T. Davies and Stephen Dunn. This is the second recreation of the original British series by an American channel. From 2000 until 2005, a Showtime adaptation aired in the United States. The current edition was created at Bravo before going to corporate sibling Peacock and receiving a series order.”
Moreover, Dunn shared the “disappointing news” of Queer as Folk’s cancellation Friday night on Instagram, quoting, “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.
Further adding, “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.”
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What could have been the plot of Queer As Folk Season 2?
Being a drama television series, the show would have continued the plot of the previous season with cast members if it were renewed. The series is a vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series created by Russell T. Davies, exploring a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy.
In addition to this being a reboot, the series could have taken inspiration from the US version from 2000 to 2005 on Showtime. Take a look at the official trailer below:
Queer As Folk Cast and Crew
Fin Argus as Mingus: A non-binary teen and high school student who is an aspiring drag queen. They were performing on stage when the shooter entered the bar. They were saved from the gunfire when Brodie tackled them. Mingus becomes smitten with Brodie.
CG as Shar – Ruthie’s partner: Shar gives birth to twins the night of the shooting. Brodie is the sperm donor, despite the fact that Shar is mainly disapproving of Brodie. Shar uses they/them pronouns and the parental term “Zaddy.”
Jesse James Keitel as Ruthie O’Neil – Shar’s partner and Brodie’s best friend since they attended Catholic high school together. Ruthie is a trans woman and an English teacher at the high school attended by Mingus.
Ryan O’Connell as Julian Beaumont: Brodie’s brother. Brodie had no idea Julian was gay until Julian was arrested for having sex in the bathroom at the mall.
Johnny Sibilly as Noah Hernandez: Brodie’s ex-boyfriend. Noah is a lawyer who, after the death of his lover, Daddius, in the Babylon shooting, struggles with addiction and grief. The new party, Ghost Fag is held in his home. Noah kept his relationship with Daddius a secret from Brodie.
Devin Way as Brodie Beaumont: The complicated protagonist. Brodie drops out of medical school to return home to NOLA. Brodie struggles to reconnect with his ex-partner Noah, as well as with friends and family. On the night of the shooting at Babylon, he takes a bullet in the arm, saving Mingus from the shooter. On the same night, his friend Shar (with their partner Ruthie) gives birth to twins, for whom he is the sperm donor / bio-dad.
Lee Eisenberg, Emily Brecht, original British series creator Davies, and Nicola Shindler served as executive producers, as well as Louise Pedersen on behalf of All3 Media International, which distributes the format and the original British series produced by Red Productions for Channel 4.
The creator, writer, and executive producer Stephen Dunn directed the pilot and other episodes, while Jaclyn Moore acted as writer and executive producer. UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, is named producer on the show.
Queer As Folk Episodes
To recall the events of the first season, we recommend that viewers revisit the previous episodes, which were released on the same day, in order to grasp the series’ plot. The episode schedule, as well as the titles, are listed below:
- S1E1: Babylon – June 9, 2022
- S1E2: Blocked – June 9, 2022
- S1E3: Welcum to the Hellmouth – June 9, 2022
- S1E4: #F*ck Disabled People – June 9, 2022
- S1E5: Choke – June 9, 2022
- S1E6: Pretend You’re Someone Else – June 9, 2022
- S1E7: Problemática – June 9, 2022
- S1E8: Sacrilege – June 9, 2022
Where to stream Queer As Folk?
The series was released on Peacock, and the episodes are available on the streaming service. Moreover, in Australia, the series premiered on Stan, and it aired in Canada on Showcase beginning on June 26, 2022, as part of owner Corus Entertainment’s output deal with NBCUniversal for Peacock original programming.
Starzplay picked up the series for distribution in the UK, several continental European countries, and Latin America. In the UK, it premiered on July 1, 2022, and in other territories on July 31, 2022.
Catch up on the previous season, and let us know in the comments how you feel about the cancelation of Queer As Folk Season 2.