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 news in 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.
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.