'Queer Eye' Creator Inks Exclusive Deal With ITV America
The studio recently sold a revamped version of the iconic Bravo show to Netflix.
ITV America is staying in business with Queer Eye for the Straight Guy creators Scout Productions.
The production houses announced an exclusive pod deal on Wednesday, a few months after they teamed up for a new version of Queer Eye at Netflix. Scout's David Collins and Michael Williams will work to create new series, across genres, under the ITV America banner.
“David and Michael have carved a successful and memorable place in television history by delivering something truly groundbreaking to viewers around the globe," said ITV America CEO Adam Sher and ITV America president David George in a joint statement. "This deal with Scout Productions furthers our goal at ITV America of building a bench of creatives who are supported by the resources of ITV and encouraged to do what they do best. We’re delighted and honored to work alongside the entire Scout Productions team as they continue to push programing boundaries.”
The upcoming reboot of Queer Eye is one of the first big reality swings for Netflix, which is moving aggressively into the unscripted space in 2017. "ITV America's leadership and success in the industry speaks for itself," added Collins and Williams. "This is a great moment for Scout Productions as we expand our slate of new and inspired programming that begins with the Queer Eye reboot.”
Scout Productions is repped by WME.