11:00am PT by Lacey Rose
'Queer Eye' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix
Queer Eye will live on.
On the heels of its four Emmy nominations for its inaugural season back, Netflix on Friday announced it has greenlighted an eight-episode third season. The latter is poised to bring production to Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday, with plans to debut sometime next year. The series’ latest iteration of co-hosts, the "Fab Five," Antoni Porowski (an expert in food and wine), Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Tan France (fashion), will each return as well.
The news comes 15 years after the milestone makeover series first aired on Bravo. It ran for five seasons, signing off in 2007 — that is until Netflix announced it would be reviving the series, which returned in February of this year with an entirely new Fab Five. Its second season dropped in mid-June.
To date, the Netflix revival has been widely praised, with many noting that, while much has changed since it debuted in 2003, there’s still very much a place in Trump’s America for such a series. “The original show was fighting for tolerance,” France said in the revival’s premiere episode. “Our show is fighting for acceptance.”
Queer Eye has been a cornerstone of Netflix’s considerable push in the unscripted arena. The series is executive produced by David Collins, Michael Williams and Rob Eric for Scout Productions, with Jennifer Lane serving as showrunner. David George, Adam Sher, David Eilenberg and Jordana Hochman of ITV Entertainment round out its executive producer roster.