Season 5 of the wildly popular, heartstring-yanking Queer Eye just dropped on streaming platform Netflix, serving up more emotional makeovers with the Fab Five. It's the longest season of the show to date, comprising 10 episodes as opposed to the eight-episode runs of the first few seasons and the truncated Season 4. But just in case you've already binged the entire thing, here's what we know about the future of Queer Eye.
Season 6 is definitely happening
Variety reported in March that Netflix has already renewed Queer Eye for a sixth season — and all of the Fab Five are returning. Jonathan Van Ness takes care of all things skincare and grooming, Tan France does fashion, Bobby Berk builds a brand new home every single episode, Antoni Porowski is the food and wine expert, and Karamo Brown ostensibly covers culture, but his real role is taking the makeover subjects for long, meaningful drives and delivering pep talks.
Following two seasons in Georgia, two seasons in Missouri and the most recent fifth season in Philadelphia (not to mention a special batch of episodes which saw the five fly to Tokyo), the sixth season is slated to take place in the cultural hub of Austin, Texas.
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Production on Season 6 is currently delayed
Filming in Austin is on hold at present. The gang had reportedly only finished shooting the first episode of the season when production was forced to shut down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
"We were here [in Austin] filming season 6 and about five days into that, production got shut down because of COVID-19," Berk recently told Oprah Mag. A number of the Fab Five have been living in lockdown in Austin since then; Berk and his husband are staying in an Airbnb, while Porowski and Van Ness have also been quarantining in the city.
Even after production resumes, the aftereffects of the pandemic will be evident in the way the show is made. "Once we come back there's still going to need to be some social distancing," said Berk. "So it's gonna be hard because all five of us are very much huggers... the very first thing we do is we go and hug."
There is no release date yet
The original production schedule for Season 6 would have seen it dropping on Netflix in fall 2020, however that is now unlikely to happen due to the prolonged delays.
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