Netflix Renews ‘Queer Eye’ & Four Other Unscripted Series

To quote the theme song, things will indeed keep getting better. Netflix just gave the green light for a second season of Queer Eye. Not really a surprise given all the critical praise the makeover series has received since its premiere six weeks ago.

The reboot’s new Fab Five, comprised of Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion), is set to return intact for Season 2. No official return date has been set but Netflix’s unscripted content chief Bela Bajaria says the goal is to have eight new episodes by the year’s end.

“These series are indicative of what we’re trying to accomplish for Netflix unscripted: working with world-class producers to create the best unscripted shows on television,” Bela Bajaria, vice president of content at Netflix, said. “These series elevate the genre with innovative takes on familiar formats. They deliver immersive and nuanced stories. They elicit so many emotions from viewers, from tears of laughter to tears of joy – and that’s just ‘Queer Eye.’”

Queer Eye wasn’t the only unscripted series to receive good news. Four other reality shows did as well. Aside from Queer Eye, The Toys That Made Us is the only other one I’ve checked out. Loved it so glad that series is coming back. Find out below the others to also receive renewals.

Dope is a docu-series filmed from the perspective of dealers, users and the police. The series is produced by Wall to Wall Media Ltd., with Jeremy Dear and Chris Lent serving as executive producers and Ralph Perring as producer.

Drug Lords tells the stories of history’s most notorious kingpins. Michael Welsh and Jim Lindsay serve as executive producers. Chris Boulding serves as producer. Elaine Morris is head of production and Ian Russell is head of international programs. Drug Lords is produced by ITN Productions.

Nailed It!, hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres, features home bakers with a terrible track record who take a shot at re-creating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize. The series is produced by the Magical Elves, with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Casey Kriley, Kip Madsen and Gayle Gawlowski serving as executive producers. Daniel Calin and Jo Sharon serve as co-executive producers.

The Toys That Made Us enters the minds behind history’s most-iconic toy franchises. Brian Volk-Weiss, Tom Stern, Cisco Henson, Anne Carkeet and Edwin Zane are executive producers. The series is produced by The Nacelle Company.