Golden Globe winner and Emmy Award nominee Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) has joined Peacock’s upcoming reimagined drama Queer as Folks as a recurring guest star, the streaming service announced today.
Kim Cattrall will play a martini-soaked, high society southern debutant with trailer park roots.
Queer as Folk 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.
The series comes from creator/executive producer Stephen Dunn, executive producer Jaclyn Moore, and UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Production is currently underway in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The previously-announced cast includes Devin Way (Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19) as a charming and sometimes chaotic commitment-phobe who finds a reason to stay in New Orleans after tragedy rocks his community. Fin Argus (Clouds, The Gifted) will play a cocky high schooler whose confidence belies his lack of real world experience.
Jesse James Keitel (Big Sky) will play a trans, semi-reformed party girl who is struggling to grow up, while Candace Grace (Acts of Crime) will play a non-binary professor navigating the rocky transition from punk to parenthood.
Also starring are Johnny Sibilly (Hacks, Pose) as a successful lawyer who is not as put together as he seems, and Ryan O’Connell (Special, Will & Grace), who also serves as writer and co-executive producer, will play a pop culture nerd with cerebral palsy who is more than ready for some independence.
“Queer as Folk was more than just a show, it was a ground-breaking and necessary voice for so many people. Stephen’s new version for Peacock arrives at yet another pivotal moment in our culture,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, previously.
She added: “Alex Sepiol, EVP of drama programming, and his team have championed this project from the first moment it landed on their desks, working to ensure the script became the series we’re announcing today. The entire team is so excited to be a part of introducing a new generation to this type of authentic and affirming storytelling.”
“It is a surreal honour to adapt the notoriously groundbreaking series by Russell T. Davies. When the show originally aired, the idea of unapologetic queer stories on TV was so provocative that I felt I could only watch Queer as Folk in secret,” said creator Stephen Dunn.
“But so much has changed in the last 20 years and how wonderful would it be if the next generation didn’t have to watch Queer as Folk alone in their dank basements with the sound muted, but with their family and friends and the volume cranked all the way to the max…”
“Queer as Folk is a transformative show, that in its past iterations, was a pioneer in representation of the LGBTQ community and we’re excited to continue that legacy,” said Beatrice Springborn, President of UCP.
“Stephen Dunn brings an energy and modern lens to the series through characters we’ve fallen in love with. We can’t wait to bring it to Peacock for viewers to enjoy this visionary and vibrant show.”