Yes, you heard us correctly, prepare for the crossover that we all needed to see this year!
RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar, Miss Congeniality and total legend alum Nina West has teamed up with Queer Eye‘s adorable Bobby Berk to develop something a little different to stunning properties and fierce drag. That’s right, they’re making a children’s variety show for the incredible Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (owned by the amazing Seth Green).
“Nina’s Treehouse, written and created by West (portrayed by Andrew Levitt) and Patricia Taylor, aims to create a space where all children feel welcomed, accepted and inspired to be creative, while embracing what makes them unique.” Described as part Mrs. Doubtfire, part Sesame Street with a bit of Pee-wee’s Playhouse mixed in – now we don’t know about you, but that sounds like a fun time to us!
“This is a dream come true. I am so excited to partner with Bobby Berk and Stoopid Buddy Studios to bring this world of Nina’s Treehouse to life,” said West, “Every bit of my heart is jumping at the opportunity to share joy, love, and kindness with children of all ages and continue to carry the torch of greats like Fred Rogers, Jim Henson, Paul Reubens, and Walt Disney. This show is the definition of magic!” – Nina West (Speaking to Deadline about the project)
“I am so thrilled to be developing Nina’s Treehouse with Andrew and Stoopid Buddy. It’s our hope that every child feels welcome and safe to express the joy of being who they are when watching this show, and we are so excited to bring that vision to life in a new format that’s fresh and fun,” – Bobby Berk (Speaking to Deadline about the project)
In case you’re not fully aware of this dynamic duo already (yes there will be the a rare few), here’s a little background for you.
Nina rose to word-wide fame when she appeared on season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race back in 2019, swapping local Ohio gigs for arguable the biggest drag stage on TV. This “eleven-gendary” artist took home the well-deserved title of Miss Congeniality after charming not only her fellow cast members, but quite frankly an entire fan base.
Nina’s Treehouse is set to become the first producing role for Bobby, one of the Fab Five from Netflix’s Queer Eye (one of our absolute fave binge-worthy shows!). Working alongside Karamo, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan and Antoni, Berk is the resident design expert, constantly creative gorgeous homes, transforming run down rooms and putting the life back into living spaces. The Fab Five were rightfully nominated for outstanding hosts in a reality or competition program back in 2020 – but Ru Paul done already done had herses and snatched the title from their well manicured hands.
You may also recognise this handsome handyman from the likes of Blown Away and Who Wants to Be a Billionaire, or doing a little bit of acting from Heads Will Roll and Big Mouth to Alexa & Katie. (Bobby is repped by WME and ICM just FYI.)
We can’t tell you how excited we are to see how this turns out (insert Ru Paul gif here), we just know it’s going to be a laugh a minute!
Make sure you follow the fabulous Nina West and Bobby Berk on Instagram now for updates and regular stunning content.