Netflix is bringing back a popular series this spring, announcing that “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” will return with all-new episodes in just few months. The show featured a ‘Fab 5’ of stylist that would give heterosexual men makeovers and share tips to enhance style and personal appearance. The show also highlighted acceptance, and while the simple plot may seem stereotypical, the series did help humanize the gay-rights movement. While the show is returning, the cast is not, so fans will have a new set of stylist to follow around this time.
The popular video-streaming service said in an announcement, “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 added, “The Emmy Award winning Queer Eye is back and ready to Make America Fabulous Again.”
The original cast won’t be returning however, instead, the reboot will introduce a new Fab 5. The show will also be moving out of New York, and taking on “the show’s toughest missions to date,” according to Netflix. The reboot will move the show from New York City “to turn the red states pink… one makeover at a time”. The original series was on Bravo, and was an instant hit with viewers. The original series featured Ted Allen, Carson Kressley, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia and Jai Rodriguez.
Scout Productions’ David Collins, creator and executive producer of Queer Eye, along with executive producing partners Michael Williams and Rob Eric, are once again at the helm, in association with ITV Entertainment. David Eilenberg will executive produce for ITV Entertainment.
The first season will include eight episodes and will debut globally on Netflix, with a launch expected for Spring 2017. Netflix will announce a premiere date over the next few months, and you can probably expect a few teaser-trailers and character videos to be released before the big premiere as well.