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Come July, Season 4 Of 'Queer Eye' Will Feature More Kansas City Makeovers

Queer Eye returns to Kansas City for its fourth season.

Netflix announced Tuesday that its Emmy Award-winning show "Queer Eye" has been picked up for two more seasons. And Season 4, which starts July 19, will again be based in Kansas City. 

The Fab Five (aka the show's five makeover experts) revealed the newsin a tweet

But the cast members won't be back in Kansas City anytime soon, according to Stephane Scupham, the director of the Kansas City Film Office. "Queer Eye" spent five months here in 2018 shooting both Season 3 and 4. 

The Fab 5 — Bobby Berk (interior design), Karamo Brown (culture), Tan France (fashion), Antoni Porowski (food and wine) and Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) — spend time with each participant, or hero, and suggest improvements. 

Credit Christopher Smith / Netflix
The Jones sisters, of the Kansas City, Kansas, barbecue restaurant Jones Bar-B-Q, were featured on 'Queer Eye.'

Since Season 3 aired in March, two of the "heroes" Mary and Deborah Jones of Kansas City, Kansas, have sold thousands of bottles of their Jones barbecue sauce. 

"Not only is it the biggest show on television, it's one of Netflix's biggest hits. The show itself is on a really high trajectory of success," Scupham said. "It's going to be more Kansas City around the world, more Kansas City seen in 190 countries, more Kansas City along the social media ride with the Fab Five and Queer Eye."

A fifth season is scheduled to start production in Philadelphia in June, and it's scheduled to air in 2020.

Laura Spencer is an arts reporter at KCUR 89.3. You can reach her on Twitter at @lauraspencer

Kansas City is known for its style of jazz, influenced by the blues, as the home of Walt Disney’s first animation studio and the headquarters of Hallmark Cards. As one of KCUR’s arts reporters, I want people here to know a wide range of arts and culture stories from across the metropolitan area. I take listeners behind the scenes and introduce them to emerging artists and organizations, as well as keep up with established institutions. Send me an email at lauras@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @lauraspencer.
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