The Fab Five are coming back!
Netflix’s reboot of ‘00s reality show Queer Eye became an unexpected smash hit when it was released on the streaming service earlier this year, as the addictive makeover show won hearts around the world.
The series follows the new Fab Five (Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski and Tan France) as they travel across Atlanta, Georgia giving life advice to straight and not-so-straight guys.
While viewers quickly binge-watched all eight episodes of the first season, they won’t have long to wait for more fabulous on-screen makeovers as Netflix has announced that a second season is in the works.
“These series are indicative of what we’re trying to accomplish for Netflix unscripted: working with world-class producers to create the best unscripted shows on television,” said Bela Bajaria, vice president of content at Netflix.
“These series elevate the genre with innovative takes on familiar formats. They deliver immersive and nuanced stories. They elicit so many emotions from viewers, from tears of laughter to tears of joy – and that’s just Queer Eye.”
Fans of Netflix’s recent unscripted series have even more to look forward to, as Dope, Drug Lords, The Toys That Made Us, and the brilliant baking show Nailed It! have also been given the go-ahead for second seasons.
Earlier this year, Queer Eye’s new culture guru-cum-life coach Karamo Brown spoke to Gay Times about the future of the show, and how he wants the people who get makeovers to be more diverse.
“If we get a second season, I’d want to immediately get women involved, and the trans community. Those are two things I’ve already sent to producers. All of the Fab Five have suggested it,” he revealed.
Karamo also said he wants to feature non-binary people, adding: “We are five gay men who have friends who are non-binary, so it’s important for us to start that conversation with the rest of the world.
“On social media, so many people have hit us up about that AJ episode and were like, ‘I didn’t know gay people still went through that.’ We’re like, ‘Yeah, a lot of gay people still have to navigate and figure out how to live in both identities.’
“Like, your work world where you’re scared if something happens because you’re out, and then with your friends and family.”