Netflix has begun production on four special episodes of its Emmy Award-winning reality show, titled Queer Eye: We're in Japan!
As in the first two Queer Eye seasons, out experts Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, and Tan France will use their unique skills to give a "make-better" to four "heroes." But this time, instead of Americans in Georgia, the subjects will be Japanese men and women in Tokyo.
Netflix is framing the Japan-based production as a cross-cultural exchange, with Porowski, Berk, Van Ness, Brown. and France also being educated in their respective fields from Japanese cuisine, interior design, grooming, culture, and fashion.
Japan holds relatively progressive views toward the LGBTQ community, compared with the majority of Asian nations. Although same-sex marriage is not legal, polls indicate the majority of Japenese people (54 percent) believe homosexuality should be accepted.
"In just a year since we launched season 1, 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," said David Collins, creator of Queer Eye. "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."
Queer Eye: We're in Japan! will air in 2019 after season 3 of Queer Eye, which is centered in Kansas City, Mo.