The boys of Babylon are back.
The cast of Queer as Folk reunited for Entertainment Weekly’s annual LGBTQ Pride issue, and it was the first time the cast had been together since the show’s finale 13 years ago.
Almost 13 years after #QueerAsFolk left the air, we brought the cast and creators back together! ❤️They talk sex, tears, and legacy in our special LGBTQ issue, on stands now. Swipe through to see exclusive photos, and click the link in our bio to watch the video special on @peopletv. #QAFReunion ?: @samidrasin for EW
During the photo shoot, the cast and creators talked about the impact the series has had since it left the air, and how the stories still resonate for people today, like those who survived the Pulse nightclub attack.
“Two of the survivors of the Pulse attack came up to me and said, ‘We just wanna thank you all for having done that story line about Babylon [nightclub getting bombed.]’” said Robert Gant, who played Ben. “They were just very teary, and I feel that there are so many aspects that have stayed current.”
We reunited the #QueerAsFolk cast for the first time since they filmed the finale of their hit Showtime series in 2005! Over five seasons, the acclaimed drama — starring @Michelle_Clunie, @TheaLGill, @RobertGant, @HalSparks, Gale Harold, @randyharrisongram, @sharonglessreal, Peter Paige, and @scolo222 — tackled a panorama of issues relating to gay life at the dawn of the new millennium. Click the link in our bio to see more exclusive photos. #QAFReunion ?: @samidrasin for EW
Some of the cast reunited in 2015 for a 10th anniversary panel at the Austin Television Festival, but this is the first time that the entire cast, including executive producers Daniel Lipman and Ron Cowen sat down together to talk about the series and the effect it is still having today.
“You can see a lot of seeds, I think, in a lot of the movements in society going forward,” said Hal Sparks, who played Michael. “Not to put too fine a point on it, but I think some of those came directly from this show’s existence.”
Until the inevitable revival, check out reunion photos of the cast, and a video with the actors, below.