‘Queer As Folk’ star says it’s time for a reboot

Queer As Folk Cast Shot

Queer As Folk star Robert Gant has said that that he thinks it’s time for a revival of the show.

Robert played the hunky college professor Ben, Michael’s love interest, on the show which ran from 2000 to 2005 and followed the lives of five gay men in Pennsylvania.

“I had an amazing experience being on a hit show for Showtime, doing Queer as Folk, and impacting things socially, like helping change hearts and minds,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

“It’s such a big chapter of my life.”

Robert (pictured below, left) went on to say the time feels “really ripe” to revisit the show’s themes and characters, and he said he and his castmates are very close and have all kept in touch.

“The family dynamic that was created there has really endured,” he said.

“We’ve had these conversations, and I know that everyone would be on board for some sort of a revival or another season or whatever.

“So hopefully that has a future.”

Last year, Queer As Folk’s showrunners spoke on the 10th anniversary of the show’s finale about their openness to a reboot, “depending on the venue.”

“I think what would be interesting would be to explore our characters who are now in their 40s and bringing in a new generation and seeing how that mix would go,” writer and producer Daniel Lipman told The Hollywood Reporter.

“As an example, we were talking if Gus — Brian and Lindsay’s child who is now say, 17, the age that Justin was — and if he was gay. How different his views would be from his father.

“That kind of thing would be an interesting thing to explore. People who are now mid-teens and 20s and possibly in their 30s have a very different view of what it’s like being gay.”

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