Everything is getting rebooted these days, whether we like it or not. My gay ass tingled when they said The L Word was coming back, but now my gay ass is giving jazz hands because Bravo is going to revive Queer As Folk. No, that’s not just what Andy Cohen wants to rename Watch What Happens Live. This thing is real! Not that there was anything wrong with the American version, but they’re using the same creator as the U.K. version for the reboot.
Variety reports Bravo is relenting on coming up with another version of Below Deck and finally giving its audience of gays and hags (said from someone who is gay-gay-gay and watches it with a lot of hags) what they want: a weekly fictional circuit party! The Queer As Folk reboot will be done by the U.K. version’s creator Russell T. Davies. The British version of the show only ran for 10 episodes across two seasons, so it was more about the boozing, boning, and drugs. The American one ran for longer, so it served a side of political commentary along with the boozing, boning, and drugs. The British one starred Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly, and a then-twink Charlie Hunnam, who was the 15-year-old love interest. I would assume that age gets bumped up in the new one in order to not be a complete gift to the primetime lineup on Fox News Channel to shit on for weeks on end.
The reboot is expected to also be in a completely different setting with new characters, so that means Manchester in the U.K. and Pittsburgh in the U.S. are totally out. Fingers crossed for Fargo! Russell also wrote and produced A Very English Scandal, which has been getting rave reviews. Bravo is doing well with the ratings for the Connie Britton-starring Dirty John, so there’s a lot riding on this reboot. But while I’m all for a Queer As Folk reboot, I am not for it airing on a network that can’t show dick and ass-licking (and no, Andy Cohen kissing his own ass doesn’t count).
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