About Queer Eye
Netflix is rebooting the groundbreaking series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
The former Bravo hit makeover reality show is being “reimagined” with a very topical mission: “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,” reads a statement from the producers. “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.”
The original Bravo version of the series ran from 2003-2007 and featured a “Fab Five” of savvy New York style experts giving head-to-toe makeovers to hapless straight men at a crossroads in their lives. While the Netflix edition is casting for a new Fab Five, we hear show’s original cast might also have some involvement. Eight initial episodes have been ordered from the show’s original series creator David Collins from Scout Productions along with executive producing partners Michael Williams, Rob Eric and ITV Entertainment’s David Eilenberg.
Queer Eye was a surprise hit that helped spark a surge of other types of makeover shows across basic cable and spawned other versions of the Queer Eye format all over the world.