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"Queer as Folk" Canceled at Peacock

The "reimagining" of the cult series lasted one season.

Turn off the neon sign and lock the doors: Club Babylon is officially closed.

Peacock has canceled Queer as Folk after one season. The "reimagining" of the cult series debuted on June 9, with all eight episodes dropping on the streamer in time for Pride Month.

As Logo reported back in 2021, Peacock’s reboot of the groundbreaking original U.K. series — not the Showtime remake — moved the action to New Orleans and followed a new crop of queer characters. The cast included Candace Grace (Acts of Crime), Logo Live host Johnny Sibilly (Pose, Hacks), Devin Way (Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19), Fin Argus (Clouds, The Gifted), Jesse James Keitel (Big Sky), and Ryan O’Connell. Guest stars announced include Kim Cattrall, Benito Skinner, Nyle DiMarco, Megan Stalter, and Juliette Lewis, among others.

This version of Queer as Folk was described as “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.”

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The trailer for the series revealed that the first season would revolve around a nightclub shooting inspired by the 2016 Pulse massacre — a creative decision that was met with some criticism back when the show premiered.

On Friday (Sept. 23), Queer as Folk creator and executive producer Stephen Dunn shared the cancelation news on Instagram, posting a picture of the cast, with the caption:  “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," Dunn continued. "But today we received the disappointing news that we’re not getting a second season. We’re so grateful for the chance to honor our community and are so proud of this show."

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