The Queer As Folk reboot will not be returning for a second series. Peacock has opted not to pick up a second season of the series created by Russell T. Davies and Stephen Dunn.
Billed as “a vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series,” the new QaF is decidedly more diverse and non-binary, starring Devin Way (Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19), Fin Argus (Clouds, The Gifted), Jesse James Keitel (Big Sky), CG (Acts of Crime), Johnny Sibilly (Hacks, Pose), and Ryan O’Connell (Special, Will & Grace).
The show also featured a cavalcade of guest stars including Kim Cattrall, Juliette Lewis, Ed Begley, Jr., Lukas Gage, and Nyle DiMarco.
Dunn shared the “disappointing news” of Queer as Folk‘s cancellation on Instagram Friday night.
“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. “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.”
This is the second remake by an American outlet of the original British series. An U.S. adaptation ran on Showtime from 2000-2005. The current iteration was originally in development at Bravo before moving to corporate sibling Peacock and getting a series order.