Russell T. Davies, the creative force
behind Torchwood, Doctor Who and Queer as Folk,
is working on a new gay drama, Nikki
BBC Worldwide Productions is producing
the new show, tentatively titled Cucumber, which revolves
around gay men. Showtime, which aired an American version of Queer
as Folk based on Davies'
groundbreaking UK version,
is reportedly considering picking up the show.
“Details about the plot have been
hard to come by,” the site reported. “It's a good bet it's
getting a hard look” from Showtime executives.
On Friday, Davies' latest series,
Torchwood: Miracle Day, premiered on the Starz cable network.
The action-oriented sci-fi spinoff of the BBC hit Doctor Who
is helmed by Captain Jack Harkness, played since 2005 by openly gay
actor John Barrowman. The time traveling Harkness is bisexual.
In an interview with gay glossy The
said there was no pressure to alter the sexuality of the series'
characters in bringing the show to an American premium cable network.