It’s been a decade since “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” came off air.
So this may come as a welcome surprise to many that Netflix is giving the beloved series a reboot and set to introduce this former TV hit show to a new generation. However, loyal fans may not be too please about this reboot.
For those that don’t know, the original series – which ran on Bravo from 2003 to 2007 – featured 5 sassy gay men (the Fab 5 were Carson Kressley, Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, and Jai Rodriguez) who raided the homes and closets of straight men with the objective to teach them to cook better, dress better, shave better, and decorate better.
“In a time when America stands divided and the future seems uncertain, a team of five brave men will try to bring us closer together with laughter, heart, and just the right amount of moisturiser,” reads a statement from the new producers in charge of the revival.
Sadly, the original Fab 5 will be replaced by new members in the new series, which will comprise of 8 episodes. This time around the selected 5 will be on a mission to “Make America Fabulous Again” by turning the red states pink. Having said that, rumour has it that the original stars may still be involved in some capacity.
Production for the new season is expected to begin in a few months time.