It's no secret that there's been a drout in scripted gay programming as of late (with the exception of LOGO's The A-List New York) and series creator Russell T. Davies is about to change all that.
The British TV writer/ series creator of such groundbreaking shows as Queer As Folk and Torchwood is set to launch a new series called Cucumber (get your minds out of the gutter) over at Showtime, which ran QAF for five seasons.
The show, called "Cucumber," is now in development between Davies and BBC Worldwide Productions. The project was not exactly a secret, as it had been rumored for quite a while, mostly under the original working title of "MGM: More Gay Men."With so much change going on in regards to gay civil rights, this is the best time for hungry gay writers to get some quality LGBT content on TV. I can't stress enough how LOGO has dropped the ball on LGBT representation, and I feel many of us are hungry to see ourselves on TV again. Queer As Folk, Noah's Arc and The L Word were milestones in the fact that they were groundbreaking shows on TV. We need something new now more than ever and it has sparked a fire within me to bring something of quality on TV. In the meantime you can catch his new series Torchwood: Miracle Day every Friday night at 10 on STARZ.
Unlike his original Showtime hit, however, these lives are not going to be about the young (and sometimes too young) and the handsome. Instead, it's going to focus more on older gay men and some of their jealousy to the types of characters that would've been found in the original "Queer As Folk.