Is the time right for a reboot of Showtime’s Queer as Folk? Robert Gant certainly thinks so!
Despite more than 75 television and movie credits on his resume, the role Robert Gant is still most known for is that of Professor Ben Bruckner on Queer as Folk.
And that’s just fine with the openly gay actor who would love to step back into the shoes of Bruckner who he hasn’t played in more than 10 years.
‘I had an amazing experience being on a hit show for Showtime, doing Queer as Folk, and impacting things socially, like helping change hearts and minds. It’s such a big chapter of my life,’ the actor tells Entertainment Weekly.
With such shows as Arrested Development, Gilmore Girls and even Growing Pains being brought back for a reboot with much of their original casts, Gant would be game for the same to happen for Queer as Folk.
‘The family dynamic that was created there has really endured,’ he says of the ensemble cast that has remained close.
‘We’ve had these conversations, and I know that everyone would be on board for some sort of a revival or another season or whatever. … So hopefully that has a future.’
The 2000-05 series was set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and revolved around a group of gay friends. Gant did not join the cast until the second of its five seasons but he dis character was given a very a compelling storyline throughout.
Ben was a college professor who was HIV-positive which initially derailed his romance with one of the show’s main characters, Michael Novotny (Hal Sparks). But the couple ended up together and later become legal guardians of an HIV-positve teen and get married in Canada.
Regardless if a reboot happens, Gant has remained in demand for roles both gay and straight in both drama and comedy.
His most recent role was in the TV movie Summer of Dreams opposite Debbie Gibson which premiered Saturday on Hallmark Channel.
The actor has also recently had recurring roles on the series Supergirl and the daytime soap The Young and the Restless.