Netflix has announced a slew of season two renewal orders for their unscripted programming slate. Netflix has given Dope, Drug Lords, Nailed It!, Queer Eye, and The Toys That Made Us second season orders, as just announced by Vice President of Content Bela Bajaria.
“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,” said Bajaria. “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 is produced by Scout Productions and ITV Entertainment, with David Collins, Rob Eric, Michael Williams, Jen Lane, David George, David Eilenberg, Adam Sher, and Jordana Hochman executive producing.
Per Netflix, the “new Fab Five forges relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole and more. The new Fab Five returns for season two: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).”
Nailed It! is hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres and produced by the Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Casey Kriley, Kip Madsen, and Gayle Gawlowski are the series’ executive producers. Nailed It! is a half-hour competition series in which amateur bakers square off against professional bakers “to see if they can recreate beautiful baked goods with no experience.”
The docu-series Dope will kick off its second season on April 20, 2018. Wall to Wall Media Ltd. produces and Jeremy Dear and Chris Lent are on board as executive producers. The official synopsis: Dope is a “docu-series filmed from the perspective of dealers, users and the police, this vivid series features a bracing look at the war on drugs.”
Drug Lords comes from executive producers Michael Welsh and Jim Lindsay, producer Chris Boulding, head of production Elaine Morris, and head of international programs Ian Russell. Drug Lords focuses on “history’s most notorious kingpins, their terrifying enforcers, and the men and women who’ve sworn to bring them down.”
The Toys That Made Us will return for season two with Brian Volk-Weiss, Tom Stern, Cisco Henson, Anne Carkeet, and Edwin Zane as executive producers. The series’ plot: “The minds behind history’s most-iconic toy franchises discuss the rise – and sometimes fall – of their billion dollar creations. Season one followed Barbie, G.I. Joe and other franchises.”