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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

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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