watch queer as folk online

Queer as Folk season 1 is set to premiere on Saturday, June 9. A reimagining of the British Channel 4 series created by Russell T. Davies, it follows a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed following a tragedy. Depending on your location, you’ll find Queer as Folk season 1 streams to be region-locked. However, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to watch it online from anywhere in the world.

Note that we’re only recommending official sources for watching Queer as Folk season 1 online. The trouble with unauthorized streams is that they’re likely to be pulled offline for copyright infringement. Besides, they’re low resolution with a lot of lag and buffering. If you use the official sources as listed in this post, you’ll be able to stream Queer as Folk season 1 in the highest possible quality without the risk of missing out on a single moment.

Queer as Folk season 1 will only be streaming region-locked platforms. This means that if you’re traveling abroad, you’ll need a VPN to continue watching this service.

How to watch Queer as Folk (US reboot) season 1 online with a VPN

You can use a VPN to connect to a server in a country in which Queer as Folk season 1 is streaming. Doing so changes your IP address and tricks the streaming platform in question into thinking you’re located within the appropriate country.

Here’s how to stream Queer as Folk from abroad using a VPN:

  1. The first step is to sign up with a VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are also fast and reliable options for streaming.
  2. Next, you’ll need to download and install the appropriate VPN app on your device. The aforementioned VPNs provide apps for a wide range of operating systems.
  3. Log in to the VPN app before connecting to a server located in the US. This is how you obtain a US IP address so you can unblock Peacock from overseas.
  4. Go to the Peacock streaming service and sign in (or sign up). Now you can view your favorite content (such as Queer as Folk), which should stream without issue.

Having trouble? Clear your browser’s cookies. Alternatively, connect to a different server to change your IP address. Failing this, your VPN’s customer support may be able to provide further guidance.


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How to watch Queer as Folk season 1 online in the US

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You’ll be able to stream Queer as Folk season 1 on Peacock where it premieres on June 9. While there is a free plan (although no free trial is available), you’ll have to wait 8 days for new episodes to become available to stream. If you don’t want to have to wait that long, a Premium plan with limited ads costs $4.99 (USD) a month. The ad-free plan is priced at $9.99 monthly.

Peacock is only available in the US and certain U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico. Traveling to a country in which Peacock isn’t available? You’ll need a VPN to continue streaming its content. This requires connecting to a US VPN server for a US IP address. You can do this with NordVPN, which comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Where else can I watch Queer as Folk season 1 online?


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Queer as Folk season 1 is also coming to Australia. In fact, it will premiere on Stan on Sunday, June 10. What’s particularly good about this streaming service is that it offers a 30-day free trial, allowing you to watch the first few episodes of Queer as Folk for free. Plans are priced at $10, $14, and $19 (AUD) a month. Stan is only available in Australia. This means that a VPN and Australian IP address are required to watch from overseas.


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In Canada, you can stream Queer as Folk season 1 on Showcase. However, you’ll have to wait a little longer as it won’t make its premiere until Sunday, June 26 (9 PM EST). Got a cable TV subscription which includes Showcase? You’ll be able to stream Queer as Folk at no added cost by signing in via your TV provider.

Alternatively, Showcase is available via StackTV on Amazon Prime Video Channels. This requires an Amazon Prime subscription ($9.99 CAD/month) while StackTV costs an additional $12.99 a month. The good news is that 30-day free trials are available for both Prime and StackTV. To watch Showcase while on vacation, be sure to connect to a VPN server in Canada.

Rest of the world

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If we haven’t covered your country, don’t worry. Queer as Folk season 1 has also been picked up by Starzplay. What’s more, it will be available to watch in many countries across Europe and Latin America. Prices vary by country although it costs £4.99 (GBP) a month in the UK. There’s currently a special offer in which you only pay £1.99 a month for the first three months. Starzplay content is geo-blocked abroad and therefore requires a VPN.

Here’s a full list of countries in which Queer as Folk will be available on Starzplay:

What do we know about Queer as Folk season 1?

Peacock’s Queer as Folk season 1 is a reboot of the 1999 critically acclaimed British series created by Russell T. Davies. While that ran for a total of 10 episodes, a 2000-05 US adaptation by Showtime ran for five seasons (and 83 episodes). The show’s plot revolves around a diverse group of friends in New Orleans and how their lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy. In the official trailer, we get a glimpse of some of these characters and their private lives.

Who is in the cast of Queer as Folk season 1?

Here’s a list of some of the cast we can expect to see in Queer as Folk season 1:

  • Devin Way as Brodie
  • Fin Argus as Mingus
  • Jesse James Keitel as Ruthie
  • Candace Grace as Shar
  • Johnny Sibilly as Noah
  • Ryan O’Connell as Julian