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The reality show reboot has been a smash hit for the streaming giant, thanks to its combination of a feel-good message about self-worth, inclusivity and five fabulous TV presenters.
“Strip away the hair product, designer jeans and cordless window blinds, and you’re left with a show that is simply about love,” we wrote in our review of the show. “The Queer Eye cast encourage people to be kind and better themselves, all through the ethos of love. They embrace those who don’t immediately embrace them back and aren’t afraid to have seemingly awkward, but productive, conversations. Their love is infectious and just what this world needs.”
The new Fab Five, who help give people make-betters (not makeovers), have each become popular fan favourites online, from Antoni Porowski (Food and Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design) and Karamo Brown (Culture) to Tan France (Fashion) and Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming). The gang have already enjoyed two hit seasons, a mini-episode site in the town of Yass, Australia, and a crossover with baking series Nailed It. To top it all off, they were honoured with four Emmy nominations for the show this week – including Structured Reality Series, Casting, Picture Editing and Cinematography – 14 years after the show’s original incarnation won its first Emmy.
Now, they’ve got a third season to add to the list, with the show’s official Twitter account announcing the news last night, as the Fab Five head to Kansas City, Missouri.
Get in, henny! We’re taking a road trip. 😍 Are you ready for Season 3? Kansas City, Missouri HERE. WE. COME. 🙌🌈✨🚗 pic.twitter.com/ZhtbyAMLtE
Queer Eye is back next week, and ready to transform the stylistically challenged into hip and happening savants at the hands of the new Fab Five. These fearless ambassadors of taste are about to embark on Queer Eye’s boldest crusade ever, bringing a message of encouragement and uplift to eight new heroes – and a new trailer gives us a look at those heroes in action.
It’s been 15 years since the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy revolutionised reality television. The series returned to Netflix in 2018, going global and introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspectives and a brand new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).
This season, the Queer Eye Fab Five return to the Georgia heartland, forging connections with communities from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from self-love and faith, to immigration and how to make the perfect homemade poke bowls and more.
“Strip away the hair product, designer jeans and cordless window blinds, and you’re left with a show that is simply about love,” we wrote in our review of the series. “The Queer Eye cast encourage people to be kind and better themselves, all through the ethos of love… Their love is infectious and just what this world needs.”
Queer Eye Season 2 premieres on Netflix on Friday 15th June. Here’s the trailer:
Queer Eye: Season 1 and 2 is available on Netflix UK, as part of £7.99 monthly subscription.
Queer Eye Season 2 gets June air date
24th May 2018
The Fab 5 are coming back, much sooner than we were all expecting – this June, to be exact.
Yes, Netflix’s Queer Eye is returning next month for Season 2, with Antoni (food and wine), Tan (fashion), Karamo (culture), Bobby (design) and Jonathan (grooming) reuniting to make America fabulous again, one makeover at a time.
The surprise return comes just a matter of months since the first season premiered on Netflix, becoming a breakout hit and winning over viewers instantly – and then their friends shortly afterwards.
If you’ve been waiting for your Queer Eye fix, then good news: you only have to wait until 15th June.
Netflix announced the news on Twitter, along with the rest of June’s line-up. You can get the lowdown on what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in June here.
Netflix has officially renewed Queer Eye for Season 2.
Can you believe? We can believe, after Netflix’s reboot of the reality TV series has proven a smash hit with viewers. If you haven’t seen Queer Eye yet, you can guarantee that a friend of yours has.
The show sees a new Fab Five – Antoni (food and wine), Tan (fashion), Karamo (culture), Bobby (design) and Jonathan (grooming) – work to make America fabulous again, one makeover at a time.
The show’s renewal marks the streaming giant’s growing commitment to non-scripted TV, with a number of other factual series also given a second season order, including Dope (returning on 20th April), Drug Lords, Nailed It! and The Toys That Made Us.
“These series are indicative of what we’re trying to accomplish for Netflix unscripted: working with world-class producers to create the best unscripted shows on television,” Bela Bajaria, vice president of content at Netflix, said in a statement. “These series elevate the genre with innovative takes on familiar formats. They deliver immersive and nuanced stories. They elicit so many emotions from viewers, from tears of laughter to tears of joy – and that’s just Queer Eye.”
Netflix announced the renewal on Twitter with a video from the official Queer Eye account:
Watch: The opening sequence for Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot
7th February 2018
“My goal is to find out how similar are, not how different we are.” That’s the sound of a new Fab 5 taking on the mantle of Queer Eye, as Netflix reboots it for a new era.
Yes, Netflix is bringing back the reality TV series, as part of its push into non-scripted output, with eight new episodes of the makeover show. The programme turned its stars into household names in the US, winning an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program in 2004. Now, co-creators David Collins and Michael Williams of Scout Productions are bringing it back to follow a quintet of stylists as they work to make America fabulous again… one makeover at a time.
In the hot seats are Antoni (food and wine), Tan (fashion), Karamo (culture), Bobby (design) and Jonathan (grooming). What’s it like being one of the Fab 5? As the show premieres on Netflix, the streaming giant has also released a new interview of the original quintet chatting to their successors, as they discuss the Fab 5 brotherhood, get advice for the new cast and talk about why the show is relevant now more than ever.
Trailer: Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot returns this February
18th January 2018
“The original show was fighting for tolerance. Our fight is for acceptance.” That’s the makers of Netflix’s Queer Eye, as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy returns to our screens 15 years after it first aired.
Yes, Netflix is rebooting the reality TV series, as part of its push into non-scripted output, with eight new episodes of the makeover show. The programme turned its stars into household names in the US, winning an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program in 2004. Now, co-creators David Collins and Michael Williams of Scout Productions are bringing it back to follow a quintet of stylists as they work to make America fabulous again… one makeover at a time.
All episodes of Queer Eye will be released on Wednesday 7th February.
Netflix reboots Queer Eye for the Straight Eye as part of reality TV push
25th January 2017
Netflix is rebooting Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, as the streaming giant makes a major push into reality TV territory.
The site’s originals shows have become increasingly diverse in the last year, moving from prestigious dramas, such as House of Cards, to series targeted at older viewers, such as Grace and Frankie, young adult thrillers, such as Shadowhunters, and even a talk show presented by Chelsea Handler. The latter is an indicator of where the streaming service is heading next, as it increasingly focuses on growing its non-scripted output.
Last year, that push began with the announcement of Sly Stallone’s global tournament series, Ultimate Beastmaster. Now, Netflix is backing it up with a reboot of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
The makeover series first aired back in 2003, turning its stars into household names in the US and helping to spark the wave of primetime reality shows that is still continuing today. The show even won an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program in 2004. Now, over a decade later, it will return this year with eight new episodes. Co-creators David Collins and Michael Williams of Scout Productions will executive produce the show alongside Scout’s Rob Eric. In front of the camera will be a quintet of currently unnamed stylists, with the reimagining of the programme set to begin production this spring.
“In a time when America stands divided and the future seems uncertain, a team of five brave men will try to bring us closer together with laughter, heart, and just the right amount of moisturizer,” Netflix reportedly announced in a statement. “The Emmy Award-winning Queer Eye is back and ready to Make America Fabulous Again. With a new Fab 5 and the show’s toughest missions to date, Queer Eye moves from the Big Apple to turn the red states pink … one makeover at a time.”
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