Here’s All the Culture News You Missed This Week
The good news we needed this week: Queer Eye has been renewed for a sixth season.
Queer Eye has been renewed for a sixth season
Season 5 of Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye may not have graced our screens yet but the Fab Five have already been renewed for a new season. They’ve even revealed the location the sixth season will be set in: Austin, Texas. According to Netflix, the Five will “scour the prairie in a search for a whole new roster of heroes in need of a little TLC.” Season 5, set in Philadelphia, began shooting in June 2019 and is set to premiere sometime this summer.
Events across Canada are being cancelled because of the coronavirus
Organizations across the country have been taking steps to help curb the spread of the coronavirus by cancelling large-scale events. The Juno Awards, Canada’s most prominent music awards, were scheduled to take place on March 15 at Saskatoon’s SaskTel Centre but were cancelled a few days prior.
“We are devastated to cancel this national celebration of music, but at this time of global uncertainty, the health, safety and well-being of all Canadians must stand at the forefront of any decisions that impact our communities,” the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences said in a statement.
The Canadian Academy has also announced the cancellation of all Canadian Screen Week activities in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, including the national broadcast gala on March 29th. Across the border, annual events like Coachella, South by Southwest and the Tribeca Film Festival have also been cancelled or postponed, while the status of the Met Gala in New York remains uncertain.
The 2020 JUNO Awards have been cancelled. pic.twitter.com/eVvT3KUT8D
— The JUNO Awards (@TheJUNOAwards) March 12, 2020
Tavi Gevinson joined the cast of the Gossip Girl reboot
Tavi Gevinson, actress and founder of now shuttered Rookie magazine, is joining the cast of the upcoming Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max. Other series regulars on the show include Thomas Doherty (High Fidelity), Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal), Zion Moreno (Claws) and Emily Alyn Lind (Revenge), while Kristen Bell will reprise her role as the show’s elusive narrator. The 10-episode reboot will feature a more diverse cast and more queer content, according to writer/producer Joshua Safran.
Netflix announced a halt on all production due to the coronavirus
The streaming service announced that it would be suspending production on all its TV shows and movies in the US and Canada for at least two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak. This measure, a Netflix rep confirmed, has been taken “due to government restrictions and health/safety precautions.” According to Entertainment Weekly, Warner Bros. has also announced that it will be “suspending production on more than 70 TV shows which are either completing episodes for the tail end of the current TV season or shooting pilots for consideration for the fall season,” and Apple, meanwhile, has suspended all active filming on its TV series, including The Morning Show and For All Mankind.
Breaking: Netflix has shut down all scripted production and prep in the U.S. and Canada amid coronavirus concerns https://t.co/ujAq5h1W0k
— Lesley Goldberg (@Snoodit) March 13, 2020