Stan has given fans a first look at the highly anticipated reimagining of iconic ’90s drama, Queer as Folk.
The new series follows a group of LGBTQ+ friends in New Orleans who attempt to rebuild their lives following an unthinkable tragedy.
The full trailer, which you can watch above, explores a rollercoaster of emotions after a gunman open fires on a gay nightclub in the city.
Queer as Folk will premiere on Stan on June 10, the same day as in the US.
The storyline largely echoes the horrific shooting which took place at Florida’s Pulse nightclub in 2016, which left 49 people dead and 53 more injured.
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In the trailer, we meet a plethora of wild and wonderful characters who are living life to the fullest – enjoying nights on the town, budding romances and making memories to last a lifetime.
But one night of clubbing soon turns to tragedy, after a gunman storms into the venue in the middle of a drag show and open fires on the attendees.
In the devastating aftermath, we see one character lose their memory, while others battle to move forward and honour those who were lost in the massacre.
Queer as Folk is based on the groundbreaking 1999 British series created by Russell T. Davies, and has a whole host of incredible faces bringing the story to life.
The new series stars Devin Way (Greys Anatomy) as Brodie, Fin Argus (Summer 03) as Mingus, Jesse James Keitel (The Bobby Brown Story) as Ruthie, CG as Shar, Johnny Sibilly as Noah and Ryan O’Connel as Julian who also serves as a writer and co-executive producer.
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Guest stars include the ever-iconic actress Kim Cattrall (How I Met Your Father) and Juliette Lewis (Yellowjackets).
The show’s creator, writer and executive producer Stephen Dunn said he had a unique relationship with the original series, as he “was desperate for any sort of connection with people like me.”
“It was the first time I really felt seen,” Stephen said. “The show offered a new paradigm – one where we could accept and celebrate queer love, families, and communities on a global stage.
“It was truly iconic. I am honored that Russell T. Davies, the creator of the original series, entrusted me to continue this legacy.”
Stan has only given us a taste of what to expect from this exciting new series, and we cannot wait for more.
Queer as Folk premieres on June 10, same day as the US and only on Stan.
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