Bravo’s “Queer as Folk” reboot is moving over to NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, along with E!’s “One of Us is Lying.”
“Queer as Folk” is still in the development stage, while “One of Us is Lying” has been picked up to pilot. Both are produced by NBCU’s Universal Content Productions.
Both projects were developed under Bonnie Hammer when she was in charge of NBCU’s cable networks. Hammer is now heading up NBCU’s streaming efforts.
“Queer as Folk,” based on the 1999 British drama of the same name, was put in development at Bravo last December. The new version is a modern take that centers on a group of club-going friends who find support in the gay community, following a tragedy. Stephen Dunn will pen the script while Russell T. Davis, who created the original series, will executive produce, along with Red Productions’ Nicola Shindler.
Showtime had previously aired an American adaptation for five seasons in the early 2000s.
“One of Us is Lying” is based on Karen M. MaManus’ novel of the same name, with Erica Saleh writing the script. The series had been in development at E! since 2017. “One of Us is Lying” is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. John Sacchi and Matt Groesch’ 5 More Minutes Productions produces.
NBCU’s upcoming streaming service will launch next year and will be advertiser-supported and free to TV subscribers. In 2021, NBCU will pull “The Office” from Netflix and make it available exclusively for its upcoming service. It will also feature the third of season “A.P. Bio” which was canceled by the NBC broadcast network after two seasons in May.