Just weeks after it was confirmed that Project Runway would be returing home to Bravo, we have some big news to report. The series will premiere in 2019 and pre-production is already underway. Magical Elves, the production company behind the Emmy-winning Bravo's Top Chef, will serve as producers on Project Runway, Shari Levine, Executive Vice President, Current Production, Bravo, announced on Friday (June 8).
“Project Runway has truly come full circle with the Magical Elves on board,” Levine said in a statement. “Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth have been incredible producing partners with us through the years on multiple fronts. We blazed a trail with the first seasons of Project Runway on Bravo, and now look forward to beginning the next evolution of the franchise with the team that was so instrumental in developing the format.”
Dan Cutforth, Co-Founder, Magical Elves, added: “We could not be more thrilled to return as the producers of Project Runway. We built the series from the ground up with Bravo and it is part of the DNA of our company.”
“Dan and I have always loved ‘Runway’ so much and we can’t wait to return to it with a renewed creative energy,” Jane Lipsitz, Co-Founder, Magical Elves, further added. “We are really excited to reflect some of the incredible changes that have happened in the fashion world since we last produced the series.”
When Season 17 premieres, the series will be back on Bravo. "We are beyond excited to reboot Project Runway at the network where it all began. Leaning into the creative process in an entertaining way has always been part of Bravo's DNA, and 'Project Runway' perfectly captures that," Frances Berwick, President Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said in a statement last month. "This franchise will be an important cornerstone to complement Bravo's original premium scripted and unscripted slate, and we expect it to drive the same level of fan-dom and passion as we experienced last time it was on Bravo."