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Queer as Folk reboot announces its UK release date and streaming details

Jonny Yates May 10, 2022
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The UK release date for the Queer as Folk reboot has been announced.

The UK release date for the Queer as Folk reboot has been announced. (Peacock)

The UK air date for the upcoming Queer as Folk reboot has been announced.

The reimagining of the groundbreaking series will premiere in the UK on 1 July, and roll out in other territories on 31 July.

It will be available to stream for viewers in the UK, several European countries and Latin America on platform Starzplay.

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The new American spin-off of the Russell T Davies series will explore the lives of a modern-day, diverse group of friends in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The plot follows the group “whose lives are transformed in the wake of a still-unknown tragedy”.

The eight-part series is written and directed by Stephen Dunn, and will star a largely LGBT+ cast.

It will be led by Devin Way as Brodie, Fin Argus as Mingus, Jesse James Keitel as Ruthie, CG as Shar, Johnny Sibilly as Noah and Ryan O’Connell as Julian.

Meanwhile guest stars in the first season include Kim Cattrall, Juliette Lewis, Nyle DiMarc, Ed Begley Jr, Armand Fields and Chris Renfro.

 

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Jesse James Keitel, who was the first announced cast member, will play “a trans, somewhat reformed party girl who is struggling to grow up”.

The trailblazing non-binary actor said they were “honored”, “thrilled” and “in genuine disbelief to be joining this iconic show”.

It’s a Sin producer Nicola Shindler recently revealed that the hit drama was almost a prequel to Davies’ original 1999 version of Queer as Folk.

During a recent BAFTA Television Session, Shindler revealed (per Radio Times): “We debated whether [It’s a Sin] should really be a prequel to Queer as Folk, whether we should think about calling it that.”

However, she added: “We knew that was wrong as soon as we started talking.” But said that there is a “through-line” between both series.

You can find out how to sign up and stream the upcoming reboot below.

How to stream Queer as Folk reboot in the UK

The series will premiere in the UK on 1 July, with two new episodes being available each week.

Viewers can stream the show on platform Starzplay. This is priced at £5.99 per month and comes with a free seven-day trial.

If you’re an Amazon Prime Video member then you can add Starz Play to your existing account at amazon.co.uk/primevideo and stream the series through your Prime Video account or Fire TV Stick.

For those in Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, Luxembourg, Spain, Netherlands, the Nordics, you can sign up at starzplay.com.

While North American viewers can watch the series on streaming platform Peacock from 9 June.

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