Now more than ever we need some comfort telly, and nothing is better than watching the Fab Five work their magic on those who most need it. So no doubt you’ll be pleased to hear that Queer Eye is back for a fifth season.
We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about this latest series to get fully prepared for the launch. We also have similar roundups for other Netflix hits including GLOW, Better Call Saul and The Witcher. Alternatively, take a look at what else is coming to Netflix this year.
When will Queer Eye season 5 air?
You’ve not got long to wait, because season 5 of Queer Eye will be airing on Friday 5 June 2020. All the episodes will be dropping at once, so you can binge them all in a weekend should you fancy.
What’s more is that this season will consist of ten episodes, rather than the usual eight as in previous seasons. You can see the announcement posted on the Queer Eye Instagram post below:
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This Gayflower couldn’t hit land soon enough! ⚓️ Who’s ready for the season of brotherly love?!?! Grab your oars, a life vest, and an extremely absorbent box of tissues because Queer Eye Season 5 is arriving in Philly, June 5th! #QE5 ✨💖🌈 P.S. With 10 EPISODES, this is our BIGGEST season yet 🥳🎉
Queer Eye season 5 trailer
There isn't yet a trailer for season 5 of Queer Eye, but if one gets released we'll update this article.
Where is season 5 set and what is it about?
Every season the show focuses on specific locations such as Georgia and Kansas City, and this time we’ll be heading to the east coast of America - Philadelphia.
The show was filmed all the way back in Summer 2019, so we won’t have to worry about any social distancing guidelines (we don’t think the Fab Five could forgo their signature group hugs anyway).
If you’re new to Queer Eye, the show is all about tranforming the life of someone who mosts needs it, both in outward appearences as well as their mindset and approach to life in general.
Bobby Berk is in charge of interior design, usually completely redesigning someone’s home. Karamo Brown looks after culture, helping the person come to terms with any personal issues.
Tan France is the fashion guru, helping people feel good in what they wear and ensuring their clothes are right for them. Antoni Porowski is the kitchen whizz, helping create meals that are not only delicious but practical for the person's lifestyle.
Finally Jonathan Van Ness leads on hairdressing, usually giving the person that dramatic makeover that helps boost their self-confidence.
How to watch Queer Eye season 5
Will Queer Eye return for a season 6?
Yes! Queer Eye has been renewed for a sixth season, which will take place in Austin, the capital of the big southern state, Texas.
Sadly, production was brought to a halt due to the coronavirus, as revealed by Bobby Berk in an interview with The Oprah Magazine.
Berk stated, “We didn’t even get the first episode finished. The reveal had happened, our hero had seen the home. The only thing that hadn’t happened was our last scene where we get to watch what’s happened with them”.
Hopefully once the restrictions start to relax, the Fab Five will be able to continue filming. We imagine that the delay in production may impact the release date - though no predicted time had been announced anyway.
Are there any special episodes planned?
After the ‘We’re in Japan!’ special which aired in 2019, you may be wondering if another special mini series is in the works. There’s no official rumours at the moment, and we imagine that any international filming trips won’t be happening for the foreseeable future. However, if anything changes we’ll update this article.