Netflix to Bring Back ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ Series

Netflix will bring back Emmy award-winning reality series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy this spring, the OTT service announced Tuesday.

The original Queer Eye series, which followed five gay fashion, style and food experts giving straight men makeovers, ran on Bravo from 2003 to 2007. Original Queer Eye producer David Collins will helm the “reimagined” version of the series, which will feature a new “Fab 5” cast, said Netflix.

Netflix, which has resurrected other classic TV shows such as Full House and One Day At A Time, said in its description of its new Queer Eye series: "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 moisturizer.”

Scout Productions will produce the series, with Collins, Michael Williams, Rob Eric and David Eilenberg serving as executive producers.

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