Look who it is: Queer as Folk’s Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur

Charlie Hunnam, who appeared as the character Nathan in the original ‘Queer as Folk’ series has been revealed as King Arthur in a new series.


Hunnam, who played Nathan Maloney in the groundbreaking series when it started in 1999, was unveiled as the new King Arthur on Entertainment Weekly.

The reboot will hit screens next summer, and is directed by Guy Ritchie.

“I think where the pitfall has often been is trying to make King Arthur bland and nice, and nice and bland,” the director says.

“The two qualities make rather compatible bed companions. Unfortunately, they’re not interesting to watch. Luke Skywalker was always the most uninteresting character in Star Wars because he’s the good guy. Good guys are boring.”

Watch a behind the scenes video from Entertainment Weekly below