Robert Gant, who played Ben Bruckner on the Showtime series Queer As Folk, added to the speculation and hope for a reunion during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Gant was promoting his new TV movie, Summer of Dreams, with co-star Debra Gebson.
Gant says the time is “really ripe” for a reunion – whether that’s a one-time special or a movie.
“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.”
Other stars from the early 2000’s show have also expressed hope that the cast will come together again in a “Where are they now” type exploration of the characters they made famous.
“We’d love to do it. It’s not our choice, you know what I mean?” Peter Paige, who played Emmett Honeycutt, said during a panel discussion last year. “We all love each other and, with a little bit of time, the challenges of that period have receded and we’re all able to really appreciate what it is. There might be a window to shoot a movie or something. We’ll see.”
The show, which ended in 2005, was groundbreaking during the time for its portrayals of gay sex while other networks wouldn’t even show gay men kissing. Some activists complained the show portrayed gay men as sexually promiscuous, while others applauded the show for being more realistic than, say, a television movie produced by the Hallmark channel like Gant’s latest film.