Russell T. Davies, the man behind
Doctor Who and Queer as Folk, returns early next year
with two new shows, Cucumber and Banana.
The 8-episode hourlong Cucumber
follows Henry Best as his “old life shatters, and his new one
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.
series will air in the United States on cable network Logo TV, home
of RuPaul's Drag Race.
At TCA, Davies was
asked why the two series were not combined into one.
“It would have
diluted it,” Davies
said via satellite. “The show-and-satellite is a better set up
for the multi-platform digital age.”
interactive and I think the audience, particularly younger audiences,
love that,” he said.
online component to the series, called Tofu,
is described by Davies as a documentary.