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Netflix greenlights “Queer Eye” reboot

Netflix has given the greenlight to a reboot of the Emmy-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, with a fresh, eight-episode season set to drop globally on the streaming service ...
January 24, 2017

Netflix has given the greenlight to a reboot of the Emmy-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, with a fresh, eight-episode season set to drop globally on the streaming service this spring. 

A new series will follow a familiar format – bringing together a team of five gay men who specialize in fashion, food & wine, grooming, culture, and interior design to deliver lifestyle makeovers for straight men in need of some help.

There is a twist, though. This time around the new “Fab 5″ will move from the Big Apple and head into America’s more  conservative regions to do their work.

The concept, according to a Netflix statement, is to help foster unity in a country that is politically split.

“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,” the company states.

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 original Queer Eye debuted on Bravo TV in 2003 and aired until 2007. The show won a Primetime Emmy in 2004 for Outstanding Reality TV.

Photo: original cast

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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