Cast for 'Queer as Folk' Reboot Announced: Johnny Sibilly, Candace Grace & Fin Argus Join Show

Sunday September 12, 2021
Originally published on September 2, 2021

Johnny Sibilly
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The cast of Peacock's reboot of the Russell T. Davies U.K. version of "Queer as Folk" just got larger!

Deadline is reporting that actors Johnny Sibilly ("Hacks," "Pose"), Candace Grace ("Acts of Crime") and Fin Argus ("Grey's Anatomy") have joined the upcoming show in series regular roles. The outlet writes: "Grace will portray a non-binary professor navigating the rocky transition from punk to parenthood. Sibilly stars as a successful lawyer who is not as put together as he seems. Way will bring to life a charming and sometimes chaotic commitment-phobe who finds a reason to stay in New Orleans after tragedy rocks his community. Argus will play a cocky high schooler whose confidence belies his lack of real-world experience."

Sibilly reacted to the casting news on Twitter.

The casting announcement comes after it was reported last month that trans and non-binary actor Jesse James Keitel had been tapped to star in the show. Keitel will also be a series regular and Deadline described the character as "a trans, semi-reformed party girl who is struggling to grow up."

Earlier this year it was reported that Peacock's reboot of the seminal LGBTQ+ series promises to be more diverse. Set in New Orleans, the reboot will "follow a diverse group of friends whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy," Deadline wrote at the time. Stephen Dunn will write and produce the show as well as direct the pilot.

"It is a surreal honor to adapt the notoriously groundbreaking series by Russell T. Davies. When the show originally aired, the idea of unapologetic queer stories on TV was so provocative that I felt I could only watch 'Queer As Folk' in secret," Dunn said in a statement. "But so much has changed in the last 20 years and how wonderful would it be if the next generation didn't have to watch 'Queer As Folk' alone in their dank basements with the sound muted, but with their family and friends and the volume cranked all the way to the max."

NBC exec Lisa Katz called "QAF" "more than just a show," adding, "it was a ground-breaking and necessary voice for so many people. Stephen's new version for Peacock arrives at yet another pivotal moment in our culture."