Queer Eye is going to Japan for a four-episode special, it has been announced.
The stars of the hit Netflix show will visit Tokyo for Queer Eye: We’re In Japan, as they “forge relationships with four Japanese men and women from different backgrounds and cultures.”
According to the streaming platform, “the Fab Five will work with local tastemakers to make-better a new group of heroes, while they learn and experience Japanese cuisine, fashion, design, grooming and culture firsthand in a four-episode special.” The episodes will air separately from the main series.
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Creator and Executive Producer David Collins said: “In just a year since we launched season one, Queer Eye has become a global phenomenon once again and the Fab Give 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.”
There is currently no release date for the four-episode special.
Queer Eye was renewed for a third season by Netflix last year. The new series will be eight episodes long and will be based in Kansas City, Missouri. The first two seasons saw the group of gurus based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Speaking to NME last year, Tan France said they keep in touch with the heroes featured on the show. “They’ll send me pictures of what they’re buying in the store,” he said. “They’ll Facetime me while they’re in the fitting room. I’m like, ‘I’ve got a job. Boundaries’.”