EXCLUSIVE: Kim Cattrall has joined the cast of Peacock’s Queer As Folk in a recurring guest role. The winner of the Golden Globe will portray a martini-infused, high-society Southern debutant with trailer park roots in the series, which was picked up by the streamer in April.
A reinterpretation of the popular British series of the same name by Russell T. Davis, the series follows the lives of a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of tragedy. An American remake, set in Pittsburgh, aired on Showtime from 2000-2005.
Cattrall joins previously announced cast members Ryan O’Connell, Jesse James Keitel, Candace Grace, Johnny Sibilly, Devin Way and Fin Argus.
Queer as Folk is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. The series was created, written and produced by Stephen Dunn, who will also direct the pilot episode. Executive producers include Jaclyn Moore, Lee Eisenberg, Emily Brecht, Davies, Nicola Shindler and Richard Halliwell on behalf of NENT Studios UK, which distributes the format.
Last week, Deadline exclusively revealed that Cattrall will be joining the cast of Hulu’s . has added How I met your mother spin off, How I met your father in an important recurring role. She also just packed work About my father, inspired by the life of stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco opposite Robert De Niro.
Cattrall, who launched her career in the 1980s in films such as Police Academy, Porky’s, Big Trouble in Little China and from 1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Land, was nominated for five Emmys for Supporting Actress and won a Golden Globe for Supporting Actress and two SAG ensemble awards for her portrayal of PR maven Samantha Jones on HBO’s Sex and the city. She starred in the two big screen versions of the award-winning series, which grossed nearly $710 million worldwide.
Cattrall is represented by Art2Perform and Hansen, Jacobson.