Russell T. Davies, the creative force
behind Queer As Folk and the
revival of Doctor Who, has described his upcoming shows
Cucumber and Banana as “50 shades of gay, and
The 8-episode hourlong Cucumber
follows Henry Best as his “old life shatters, and his new one
Banana “will follow the lives
of [younger] characters orbiting around Henry” in Cucumber.
Eight episodes are also planned for Banana,
each of which will run 30 minutes.
to Variety, Logo TV,
home of RuPaul's Drag Race,
has signed on to co-produce the new dramas, which are expected to
arrive in early 2015.
16 years since I created Queer As Folk,
which means I've had 16 years to build up new characters, new stories
and new insights into our lives,” said
Davies. “Across both series, we explore gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender stories as well as love beyond labels. This is 50
shades of gay, and beyond!”