We love being right. In December, Austin360 gathered clues that Netflix’s hit show “Queer Eye” was casting in Austin.
First, there were flyers passed out around near star and grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness’ Paramount Theatre show. Then, we learned at least one nonprofit organization had been contacted to help spread the word.
If fans were sad to miss Van Ness after his Southwest by Southwest appearance was canceled last week (along with the rest of the dang conference and all the festivals) they can perk up with some gorgeous, flawless news. Netflix announced Tuesday that “Queer Eye” has been renewed for a sixth season, and the Fab Five are headed to Texas.
Van Ness, fashion stylist Tan France, foodie Antoni Porowski, home renovator and decorator Bobby Berk and self-help czar Karamo Brown will give Texans in need a little help on the self-improvement front.
“The Fab Five will return to their southern roots with a homebase in Austin, TX where they will scour the prairie in a search for a whole new roster of heroes in need of a little TLC,” a news release from Netflix reads.
Prairie, huh? Shades of the Wild Westernized version of Austin we see in Fox’s “911: Lone Star.” Spurs crossed “Queer Eye” will be a little more subtle with their yee haw, though it sounds like the show might be headed farther afield in Texas. There might be some rural areas in store.
It’s unclear how long the “Queer Eye” guys have been or will be in Austin, but they’ve been walking among us. Brown said on Instagram that the Fab Five are in Texas filming now. Berk was in town for an event Friday at Louis Shanks Furniture. Van Ness recently posted a picture of some very familiar peacocks.View this post on Instagram
Please don’t fly over here & rip my face off
To celebrate the announcement, Netflix also dropped pictures of the cast in front of some customized El Arroyo signs. Nevermind what we said about the Texas stuff: This’ll be fun.
The series' fifth season was filmed in Philadelphia last year, and it will debut on Netflix this summer.
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