The time has come! The undisputed Fab 5 of digital reality television, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, and Karamo Brown are set to come back for the fifth season of the lifestyle makeover series, Queer Eye, on Netflix this June.
In a freshly-released full trailer, the reality makeover sessions now expands to Philadelphia in hopes of giving a holistic transformation to the lives of a new roster of heroes. In a social media preview, the global phenomenon is slated to return to a 10-episode drop on the streaming service, two episodes more than what the show has served its fans since it first made waves back in 2018.
The show has made an immeasurable impact to global pop culture since its original format aired back in 2003 on Bravo, titled Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, before it was cut down to just Queer Eye in 2005 to cater to a more universal demographic of stylistically challenged individuals, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. The show featured now-icons Ted Allen, the food and wine connoisseur, Kyan Douglas, the grooming guru, Thom Filicia, the design doctor, Carson Kressley, the fashion master, and Jai Rodriguez, the culture coach.
Now a Netflix original series, the show launched its modern take on the lifestyle show to fan and critical acclaim, taking home consecutive wins at the Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, and Casting for a Reality Program. This time around, the phenomenon continues as men, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community get transformative experiences from five hosts dishing out all-important life lessons from Porowski on food & wine (and a whole lot of guacamole), Berk on interior design, Van Ness on grooming, Brown on culture and France on style.
Since the reboot was first released, the Fab Five has stayed true to the core tenets of the show’s mission of fanning the fire of self-love across the US, and the entire world–subscribing to the very idea of conforming not to socially-constructed rules but the ones a person makes for oneself, thereby building a world of positive reinforcement: of inclusion, diversity, and self-awareness.
The show has since traveled from Georgia to Missouri and even inspired spin-offs in Yass, New South Wales to Tokyo, Japan. Earlier this year, it has already been reported that Queer Eye is set to have its sixth season, ahead of the release of the fifth season.
This announcement, much like the filming of the upcoming season, was made before the social distancing rules were imposed on a global scale in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. As the world of production has been put to a sudden stop, much is expected to change from plans put forth before the lockdowns around the world. In the mean time, to distract and delight in these trying times, we can all be hyped by the upcoming drop of the latest season on the entertainment platform.
Queer Eye is executive produced by David Collins, Michael Williams and Rob Eric for Scout Productions. Jennifer Lane is the showrunner and executive producer, while David George, Adam Sher, David Eilenberg, Jordana Hochman, and Mark Bracero serve as executive producers for ITV Entertainment.
Watch the full trailer:
Queer pop artist Vincint is behind the special song “Be Me,” featured in the upcoming season’s trailer. You may stream the heartwarming tune here:
Here’s your first look at what is coming to the new season of Queer Eye below: