Peacock cancels its second 1990s reboot in 2022 thus making the nostalgia trip a very short one.
Peacock Cancels Its Second 1990s Reboot In 2022
The executives at Peacock have now canceled the reboot of the drama, Queer As Folk, by the streaming service just after one season. The newly revamped drama only made its debut at the start of June, with the complete first season dropping at once. Unfortunately, Deadline now reports that it now has been canceled and thus there will be no second season.
The take on the drama by peacock starred Fin Argus, Ryan O’Connel, CG, Jesse James Keital, Devin Way, Johnny Sibilly, and Kim Cattrall. The series followed a group of friends in New Orleans who find their lives turned upside down in the aftermath of a shooting that took place in a nightclub known as Babylon.
It made its debut on June 9 with a total of eight episodes in its very first season. The season was well reviewed and in the process had a score of 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Peacock Reboot of the Series Is Actually the Third Iteration of Queer As Folk
The reboot of the series is actually the third iteration of Queer As Folk. The original of the title was created by Russell T. Davies who was the same behind other projects such as Its A Sin and is also now back again as showrunner of Doctor Who. It chronicled the lives of three gay men that are living in the gay village of Manchester around Canal Street. The series starred in Game Of Thrones Aiden Gillen, a young Charlie Hunnam, and Craig Kelly. The series at the time ran for 10 episodes between 1999 and 2000.
A US reboot which is made by Showtime followed the lives of five gay men living in Pittsburgh. It ran for five consecutive seasons and 83 episodes in between before it came to an end in 2005. The new reboot of the series which of course included Davies as one of its executive producers was overseen by Stephen Dunn who over the weekend confirmed its end.
What the Company Has To Say about the Cancellation
Dunn in writing about the cancellation of the series wrote: “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. But today we received the disappointing news that we’re not getting a second season!
He added: “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 Reboot of a Classic 1990s Show to Be Cancelled By Peacock
This is the second reboot of a classic 1990s show to be ended in recent months by Peacock. The streaming platform also had previously said goodbye to its new take on Saved By The Bell back in May.