‘Noah’s Arc’ Has Returned With Its Reunion Special

‘Noah’s Arc’ Has Returned With Its Reunion Special

Fifteen years after it began its history-making and yet-to-be matched run on scripted television, Noah’s Arc has finally gotten the gang back together. On Sunday, July 5, the characters from Patrik-Ian Polk’s groundbreaking series teamed up for an hour-long special and virtual reunion.

Originally airing on Logo, Noah’s Arc made history as the first scripted series to center a group of Black gay men — it actually still stands alone in this aspect. The characters Noah, Alex, Ricky, and Chance, gave an alternate version of Sex and the City, depicting a myriad of narratives and perspectives. Through its work, the show looked into conversations about relationships, intimacy, STIs, and more. It was complex, funny, and just downright good television.

The special episode comes 12 years after the show ended (and the release of the affiliated film, Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom) and is titled Noah’s Arc: The Rona Chronicles. The episode was followed by a live Q&A moderated by Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown. In addition to the show’s core friend group, actors Darryl Stephens, Rodney Chester, Christian Vincent, and Doug Spearman, recurring cast members Jensen Atwood, Gregory Kieth, and Wilson Cruz, along with the show’s creator Patrik-Ian Polk, were all part of the Q&A.

Polk has built for himself a full collection of work that was formative for a generation of Black gay men. In addition to Noah’s Arc, he was the brains behind The Skinny and Punks. Through these works, as well as the work he still does, he allowed Black gay men to not only see versions of themselves but also provided them digestible venues for the pragmatic sex education that few others would provide. Since, he’s gone on to be the co-executive producer of Being Mary Jane and the upcoming P-Valley.

For those who haven’t seen Noah’s Arc, all nine episodes are currently available online. The feature film, Jumping the Broom, is available to stream as well.

You may watch the Post-Reunion Q&A HERE, and the Rona reunion special below.

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  1. Ken
    July 07, 16:14 Reply

    I hated this show. With it’s cheesey plots, mediocre actors and trashy scripts

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