Juliette Lewis and Ed Begley Jr sign on to join cast of the upcoming adaptation of Queer as Folk


Juliette Lewis and Ed Begley Jr sign on to join cast of the upcoming adaptation of Queer as Folk


Juliette Lewis and Ed Begley Jr have been added to the cast of the upcoming reimagining of the drama series Queer as Folk. 

The upcoming reimagining of the LGBT-focused program is currently set to make its debut on the Peacock streaming service.

Signing on: Juliette Lewis and Ed Begley Jr have been added to the cast of the upcoming reimagining of the drama series Queer as Folk

Signing on: Juliette Lewis and Ed Begley Jr have been added to the cast of the upcoming reimagining of the drama series Queer as Folk

Other cast members include Chris Renfro, Armand Fields, Eric Graise, Benito Skinner and Sachin Bhatt.

Lewis will portray a single mother who has developed a peculiar relationship with her teenage son.

Begley Jr has been tapped to play an emotionally distant father in the new program.

The other new cast members will fill out the series as various characters who interact with each other to different degrees.

New faces: The news about the performers was initially reported on Wednesday, when it was revealed that numerous actors and actresses had signed on to appear in the forthcoming show

New faces: The news about the performers was initially reported on Wednesday, when it was revealed that numerous actors and actresses had signed on to appear in the forthcoming show

Character: Begley Jr has been tapped to play an emotionally distant father in the new program; he is seen in October

Character: Begley Jr has been tapped to play an emotionally distant father in the new program; he is seen in October

The new version of Queer as Folk is set in New Orleans and will follow a group of friends whose lives are changed after an unspeakable tragedy occurs.

Also set to appear in the updated program are performers such as Ryan O’Connell and Kim Cattrall.

Physical production on the forthcoming series is currently underway in New Orleans.

The show is based on the British program of the same name, which originally aired on Channel Four.

Inspiration: The show is based on the British program of the same name, which originally aired on Channel Four

Inspiration: The show is based on the British program of the same name, which originally aired on Channel Four

The project was created by Russell T. Davies and was centered on three friends navigating their lives while living in Manchester, England.

An American adaptation of the series later premiered on the Showtime network in 2000.

The second version of the show was set in Pittsburgh and was centered on a large group of friends and their relatives spending time together.

Another look: An American adaptation of the series later premiered on the Showtime network in 2000

Another look: An American adaptation of the series later premiered on the Showtime network in 2000

Cast members included Gale Harold, Randy Harrison and Hal Sparks, among others.

The show received much positive critical reception during its five-year run, and its cast and crew were praised for their portrayal of real-life issues faced by the LGBT community.

The new version of Queer as Folk currently does not have a set release date.

Breaking boundaries: The show received much positive critical reception during its five-year run, and its cast and crew were praised for their portrayal of real-life issues faced by the LGBT community

Breaking boundaries: The show received much positive critical reception during its five-year run, and its cast and crew were praised for their portrayal of real-life issues faced by the LGBT community

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