Armand Fields, Chris Renfro, Eric Graise, Sachin Bhatt and Benito Skinner are joining Peacock’s Queer as Folk reboot. The series also added Juliette Lewis as a recurring guest star opposite Ed Begley Jr. It was also previously announced that Sex and the City and Mannequin icon Kim Cattrall will also guest star.
The Queer as Folk reboot is inspired by the British series of the same name created by Russell T. Davies. It follows a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy.
Fields (Work in Progress, The Chi) plays a reigning drag queen and the matriarch of the local scene; Renfro (Reno 911!) will play a fun-loving hedonist who is always the life of the party; Graise (Locke & Key,Step Up: High Water) plays a jaded barfly; Bhatt (Grace & Frankie, Into the Dark) plays a charming and empathetic sex worker; Skinner (Search Party, Bros) plays a self-aggrandizing influencer. Cattrall plays a martini-soaked, high society southern debutant with trailer park roots; Lewis (I Know This Much Is True) will play a single mom who is more of a friend than a parent to her teenage son; Begley Jr. (Young Sheldon, Bless This Mess) will play an emotionally distant father.
Previously announced series regulars include Devin Way, Fin Argus, Jesse James Keitel, Candace Grace, Johnny Sibilly and Ryan O’Connell, who also serves as writer and co-executive producer on the series. Executive producing alongside Dunn and Moore include Lee Eisenberg, Emily Brecht, Nicola Shindler and Louise Pederson for All3 Media International, which distributes the original British series produced by Red Productions for Channel 4, the original series’ creator and Brian Dannelly, who also directs.