[12/08/21 - 01:01 AM]
"Queer Eye Germany" The Hit Show's First International Export: Welcome to the German Fab 5!
"Queer Eye Germany" is the first international spin-off of the successful US show, and sees five local experts steering the lives of their protégés in a positive direction with their knowledge, empathy and, above all, confident queer energy.

[via press release from Netflix]

QUEER EYE GERMANY The hit show's first international export: Welcome to the German Fab 5!

Producer: Christiane Ruff

Executive Producer: Christiane Schiek Tajima

Senior Producer: Britta Maiwald

Fab5 Producer: Thomas Hennicken

DOP: Philipp Metz

Head Realisation: Swantje Cichowlas

Production: ITV Studios Germany for Netflix

Starting 2022 only on Netflix!

Berlin, December 8, 2021 - In a deep crisis, afraid to show your true self, or just completely worn down by life? The Fab 5 are coming to the rescue! Queer Eye Germany is the first international spin-off of the successful US show, and sees five local experts steering the lives of their protégés in a positive direction with their knowledge, empathy and, above all, confident queer energy.

Originally rooted in the US and produced by Scout Productions and ITV Entertainment, the reality series Queer Eye has quickly developed into a global phenomenon and has turned the American Fab 5 Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown and Bobby Berk into worldwide queer icons. Not to be missed at any glamorous gala, they also use their popularity to tirelessly promote the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. Since 2018, the format has collected nine Primetime Emmy Awards. Now that a sixth season has been announced for December 31, it was high time to export the Queer Eye flair: Welcome to Germany!

Work/life coach Leni Bolt, fashion virtuoso Jan-Henrik Scheper-Stuke, beauty guru David Jakobs, nutrition and health expert Aljosha Muttardi and design ace Ayan Yuruk are taking the baton as the German Fab 5. Much like their US counterparts, they guide their mentees on an emotional journey of self-love and mental and physical health, transforming their everyday lives for the better - while never missing a cue for good vibes and a bit of sparkle.

Queer Eye Germany is produced by ITV Studios Germany, spearheaded by Christiane Ruff as Producer, Christiane Schiek Tajima as Executive Producer and Britta Maiwald as Senior Producer. Thomas Hennicken acts as Fab 5 Producer with Philipp Metz as Director of Photography and Swantje Cichowlas in the role of Head Realisation.

The Netflix reboot of Queer Eye is based on the original US hit series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, which ran on Bravo for five seasons. The original series was created by David Collins and Michael Williams, along with David Metzler. It was also produced by Scout Productions. NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group licensed the Queer Eye format to Netflix.

About Queer Eye Germany

Queer Eye Germany is the first international export of the US hit reality format. Experts Leni Bolt, David Jakobs, Jan-Henrik Scheper-Stuke, Aljosha Muttardi and Ayan Yuruk guide their mentees towards opening the door to a new and better chapter in life. Over five episodes, the Fab 5 provide inspiration for positive change to the stories of their five everyday heroes - including a young soccer coach's coming out, a single father's way back into dating, and a shaken young woman's journey to finally enjoying life. Truly fabulous!

About the Fab 5

Leni Bolt (Expertise: Life): Leni is an expert for time management & mindfulness in all aspects of everyday life, a work/life coach, podcast host and hippie at heart with one mission: to change negative perspectives and help people become happy.

Jan-Henrik Scheper-Stuke (Expertise: Fashion): Fashionable from a young age, Jan-Henrik is the dandy of the group. The managing director of the Berlin-based luxury outfitter Auerbach is truly a fashion expert. He also hosts numerous shows about fashion and luxury goods on national television and was in charge of a style column for a Berlin newspaper.

David Jakobs (Expertise: Beauty): Influencer, hair and make-up artist David takes care of all beauty-related matters. It is especially important to her that the participants find a beauty routine that makes them feel good in their skin.

Aljosha Muttardi (Expertise: Health): Aljosha is a doctor and nutritionist who built a community of over 200,000 subscribers on Youtube. In Queer Eye Germany, he helps build a healthier lifestyle, not only in terms of food, but also mental health and physical excercise.

Ayan Yuruk (Expertise: Design): Ayan is the interior design ace of the Fab 5. As founder and creative director of the brand space agency Showz, he is a master when it comes to the redesign of spaces. He ensures that the mentees find the perfect recreational space in their homes.

About ITV Studios Germany

ITV Studios Germany is a subsidiary of the British media group ITV plc, which has been making formats in various genres for over 20 years as one of Germany's most successful production companies.

Following the philosophy "Television made with ♥" ITV Studios Germany produces popular entertainment shows, great factual entertainment and exciting fiction productions.

For its versatile repertoire the team of approximately 260 has already won the German Television Award several times as well as the German Comedy Award.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 214 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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