ATX Television Festival to host 'Queer as Folk' cast reunion
Ten years after the finale of Showtime’s Queer as Folk, the cast will reunite this summer to reflect on the show’s legacy.
The ATX Television Festival will bring together many members of the original cast, with Gale Harold, Peter Paige, Robert Gant, Scott Lowell, Michelle Clunie, and Thea Gill confirmed to appear.
“We’re extremely proud to bring Queer as Folk to the Festival this year,” said the festival’s co-executive directors and co-founders Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson in a statement.
“We strive for diverse and revolutionary programming, and this groundbreaking series changed the game for cable television in 2000, marking a high point not only for the LGBT community, but for socially important storytelling.”
The Queer as Folk reunion joins a panel lineup that includes the previously announced Gilmore Girls reunion and Dawson’s Creek writers’ room panel.
Queer as Folk originally debuted on Showtime in 2000, and the show will mark its 15th premiere anniversary in December. The Showtime drama originally centered on the lives of five gay men and some of their family members, as well as a lesbian couple, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“Writing and producing a groundbreaking, and often controversial, show like QAF was challenging, but also a rewarding and transformative experience for all of us,” said the show’s creators Daniel Lipman and Ron Cowen in a statement. “We look forward to sharing to our stories and memories.”
The ATX Television Festival will run from June 4-7 in Austin, Texas. More information about the festival and tickets can be found here.