The upcoming Queer As Folk reboot has cast its first actor: nonbinary star Jesse James Keitel! Keitel, who stars on ABC’s popular drama Big Sky, has been cast as a “trans, semi-reformed party girl who is struggling to grow up,” according to Variety. The Queer As Folk update, which will be available on NBCUniversal’s streaming platform Peacock, takes place in New Orleans this time around and follows a diverse group of friends whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy. Keitel is the first cast member announced. Keitel made history when they were cast in Big Sky as the first nonbinary actor to play a nonbinary series regular on primetime television.
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