PEACOCK'S REIMAGINED DRAMA QUEER AS FOLK ROUNDS OUT CASTING WITH ACADEMY AWARD AND EMMY-NOMINATED ACTRESS JULIETTE LEWIS AS RECURRING GUEST STAR
Ed Begley Jr., Armand Fields, Chris Renfro, Eric Graise, Sachin Bhatt and Benito Skinner also Join Previously Announced Kim Cattrall as Recurring Guest Stars in the Highly Anticipated Series
· Peacock's drama series QUEER AS FOLK, a vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series created by Russell T. Davies, has cast Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actress Juliette Lewis (she/her) as a recurring guest star.
· Ed Begley Jr. (he/him), Armand Fields (they/them), Chris Renfro (they/them), Eric Graise (he/him), Sachin Bhatt (he/him) and Benito Skinner (he/him) have also been cast in recurring guest star roles.
· The highly anticipated reimagined drama, based on the groundbreaking British series, comes from Creator/Executive Producer Stephen Dunn, Executive Producer Jaclyn Moore, and UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.
· QUEER AS FOLK is a vibrant reimagining of the groundbreaking British series created by Russell T. Davies, exploring a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy.
· NEW CAST & CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:
· Juliette Lewis (Yellowjackets, I Know This Much Is True) will play a single mom who is more of a friend than a parent to her teenage son.
· Ed Begley Jr. (Young Sheldon, Bless This Mess) will play an emotionally distant father.
· Armand Fields (Work in Progress, The Chi) will play the reigning drag queen and matriarch of the local scene.
· Chris Renfro (Reno 911! Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will play a fun-loving hedonist who is always the life of the party.
· Eric Graise (Locke & Key, Step Up: High Water) will play a jaded barfly who DNGAF about your problems.
· Sachin Bhatt (Grace & Frankie, Into the Dark) will play a charming and empathetic sex worker.
· Benito Skinner (Search Party, Bros) will play a self-aggrandizing influencer.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
· Creator / Writer / Executive Producer / Director (pilot episode): Stephen Dunn
· Executive Producer / Writer: Jaclyn Moore
· Executive Producers: Lee Eisenberg, Emily Brecht, original British series creator Russell T. Davies, Nicola Shindler, and Louise Pedersen on behalf of All3 Media International, which distributes the format and the original British series produced by Red Productions for Channel 4
· Executive Producer / Director: Brian Dannelly
· Produced By: UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group
· Format: Drama series
· Filming Location: Production is currently underway in New Orleans, LA
PREVIOUS SERIES REGULARS ANNOUNCED:
· Devin Way (he/him) (Grey's Anatomy, Station 19) will play a charming and sometimes chaotic commitment-phobe who finds a reason to stay in New Orleans after tragedy rocks his community.
· Fin Argus (he/him/they/them) (Clouds, The Gifted) will play a cocky high schooler whose confidence belies his lack of real world experience.
· Jesse James Keitel (she/her) (Big Sky), who will play a trans, semi-reformed party girl who is struggling to grow up.
· Candace Grace (they/them) (Acts of Crime) will play a non-binary professor navigating the rocky transition from punk to parenthood.
· Johnny Sibilly (he/him) (Hacks, Pose) will play a successful lawyer who is not as put together as he seems.
· Ryan O'Connell (he/him) (Special, Will & Grace) will play a pop culture nerd with cerebral palsy who is more than ready for some independence.
· NOTE: O'Connell also serves as a writer and co-executive producer on the series
PREVIOUS RECURRING GUEST STARS ANNOUNCED:
· Kim Cattrall (she/her) (Sex and the City) will play a martini-soaked, high society southern debutant with trailer park roots.