Netflix announced Wednesday that production is about to begin on four episodes of Queer Eye’s third season, set in Japan. These will air sometime this year, after the start of the season, which was filmed in Kansas City, Missouri. (The first two seasons were shot in and around Atlanta.)
It seems the Queer Eye formula will not be tampered with, just flown a great distance. Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, and Bobby Berk will star. The fab five will, according to E! News, “work with local tastemakers to make-better a new group of heroes.”
In the appropriately named Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! episodes, the quintet will “forge relationships with four Japanese men and women from different backgrounds and cultures who were selected from a wide group of applicants and nominations.” Creator and EP David Collins put it this way:
“In just a year since we launched season one, Queer Eye has become a global phenomenon once again and the Fab Five are truly the ambassadors of self-care and compassion that the world needs now more than ever. Filming in Japan is a wonderful opportunity for us to work with four deserving heroes that will help showcase the incredible traditions and customs of their country.”
So, will everyone be speaking English? Will Antoni suggest sashimi as a great, easy dinner party app? Will Jonathan recommend a Watrpik? Will there be a brief but meaningful collision between the Queer Eye universe and the Terrace House universe? Lots of potential here.