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Peacock’s Reimagined Drama “Queer as Folk” Rounds Out Casting with Juliette Lewis, Ed Begley Jr. and More as Recurring Guest Stars

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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

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.