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We’ve got another revival coming, folks. But instead of a ’80s or ’90s throwback, we have something from a more recent time: the early 2000s.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy premiered on Bravo in 2003. The show had five gay men (who were also know as the Fab Five) who would makeover a straight man during each episode. The makeover wasn’t just limited to clothes; the Fab Five each had their own specialty, from grooming to food, and even from interior design to social interactions. The original series starred Carson Kressley (who handled the fashion), Kyan Douglas (grooming), Thom Filicia (interior design), Ted Allen (food and wine), and Jai Rodriguez (pop culture/social interaction/relationships).
The series was a popular hit, even winning an Emmy for outstanding reality series in 2004. Different countries have made their own versions of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and the show enjoyed five popular seasons on American television.
Now Variety announced that Netflix has revived the lifestyle classic for their streaming service. However, the original Fab Five have been retired, and the new season promises a new crop of hosts to work their magic. The show even has an aim to work outside of its normal New York City boundaries an “turn red states pink…one makeover at a time.”
Production is set to begin in spring of this year. Dave Collins (of Scout Productions and the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy series) is executive producing with Rob Eric and Michael Williams. The season will be eight episodes long and premiere on Netflix worldwide.