It’s about time! For those of us who dearly missed the Emmy-winning hit show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Netflix is giving us a reboot. Debuting on February 7, 2018, the new Queer Eye features a whole new cast and a format updated for 2018.
According to the streaming network: “The Emmy Award-winning Queer Eye is back and ready to Make America Fabulous Again.”
And if the idea alone is enough to get you excited, Netflix just dropped the new trailer for Queer Eye featuring the new “Fab Five” and their makeover skills. Just like the classic Brava show from the early aughts, the new show features tips and tricks for lifestyle upgrades for men.
New Queer Eye Crew
Heading up as entertainment guru in all things food and drink is Antoni Porowski. Bobby Berk is the new interior designer providing advice on space aesthetics. Karamo Brown will be advising on culture and conversation. Jonathan Van Ness teaches grooming, and Tan France advises on style and fashion.
The new show will follow a similar format, but the case will be opening the show to conversations about LGBT acceptance. The new Fab Five will be remaking men’s lives, adding new dimensions to what it means to “be a man.”
Along with a new cast, they’ll be making over a whole new town. Instead of New York, Netflix filmed the first season of eight episodes out of Atlanta, Georgia.
Queer Eye Executive Producer David Collins told Billboard that broadcasting the show on Netflix changes the game:
“By being on Netflix we’re able to tell more unique stories and viewers will get to know both the new Fab Five and our heroes at a much deeper level. This is all reflected in the overall storytelling of the series.”
Along with lifestyle upgrades, the new teams plans to advocate for acceptance. They plan to touch base with people from various backgrounds and discuss social issues. According to Netflix:
“Our new Fab Five will forge relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole and more!”
Here’s the new trailer, and it’s not a moment too soon!
Where Are They Now?
And don’t worry about the premiere team that starred on the Bravo network show between 2003 and 2007. If you’re wondering if the lives of the original Fab Five were transformed by their years on Bravo, you’re in for good news.
Foodie fans have been following previous Queer Eye team member Ted Allen on Food Network’s Chopped. Ted came into Queer Eye with a backlist of men’s lifestyle books, published under the Esquire brand. He continues to publish culinary books and participate in Food Network TV shows.
Grooming expert Kyan Douglas has been busy since the original show ended in 2007 with a book and TV commercials.
Interior designer Thom Filicia has been busy sharing his brilliant aesthetic with his own design firm, in books, and on HGTV’s White Room Challenge.
Fashion maven Carson Kressley has been busy designing several lines of ready-to-wear, as well as hosting TV shows, writing books, and being a regular judge on RuPaul’s Drag race.
Featured image via Queer Eye Instagram