Bravo recently achieved a milestone last week. A new episode of Dirty John became the highest-rated scripted telecast in the cable network’s history. Naturally, Bravo is looking to develop more scripted fare. Move over Real Housewives 😉
Variety reports the network is working on a reboot of Queer As Folk. Russell T. Davies, series creator of the original UK series, which spawned the Showtime version, is on board as an executive producer. The new version “will feature entirely new characters in a new setting. It is described as a modern take on the original British series that centers on a group of club-going friends who find support in the gay community following a tragedy,” according to the media outlet.
The original series starred Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly and a young Charlie Hunnam as three gay men living in Manchester. It aired for only ten episodes between 1999 and 2000. The North American remake aired on Showtime and Showcase in the US and Canada respectively. It ran for five seasons and starred Gale Harold, Randy Harrison, Hal Sparks, Peter Paige, and Scott Lowell.
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