After nearly 12 years, the cast of the groundbreaking Logo drama Noah’s Arc, created by Patrik-Ian Polk, is returning for a 15th anniversary virtual reunion special! The special will stream on July 5 at 8:00 pm EDT/ 5:00 pm PDT on Patrik-Ian Polk Entertainment’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Original cast members Darryl Stephens, Jensen Atwood, Rodney Chester, Doug Spearman and Christian Vincent are all set to return for the reunion, which is entitled Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona Chronicles. The episode will speak to the current sociopolitical landscape, and will be followed by a live Q&A with Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown.
Originally airing for two seasons on Logo from 2005-2007, the series made history as the first American LGBTQ TV series that featured all-Black. Set in Los Angeles, the series followed a group of gay friends navigating the L.A. dating scene.
The series wrapped with the 2007 film Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom, which also won a GLAAD Media Award. The reunion episode, written and directed by Polk, picks up after ten years, and finds Noah and friends in the middle of a worldwide public health crisis and social justice movement.
Polk, who also serves as co-executive producer of the upcoming P-Valley on Starz, says, “Not a day goes by that I don’t get messages, tweets, DMs and emails from the huge Noah’s Arc fanbase saying how much they love & miss the show and begging for a reboot.”
“While we’ve all struggled to stay sane during these stressful and trying times, the cast and I wanted to do something special to show our appreciation for all the love we continue to receive from the fans.”
The premiere is being presented by Patrik-Ian Polk Entertainment and Gilead, with GLAAD and Impulse DC as sponsors. The reunion special will also coincide with the 15th anniversary, and will raise money for a number of Black LGBTQ non-profit organizations and charities.
The fundraising goal is $100,000, and the proceeds will be split between Birmingham AIDS Outreach, CASA Ruby, G.L.I.T.S (Gays & Lesbians Living In a Transgender Society), In The Meantime Men’s Group, LGBT Detroit, Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI) and The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center.
To donate, visit the Noah’s Arc Virtual Reunion Charity Fundraiser GoFundMe.