Nina West of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk are teaming up with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios to develop their own children’s variety show. Nina’s Treehouse hopes to create a space where all children feel welcomed, accepted, and creatively inspired.
“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,” West said in a statement. “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!”
“I am so thrilled to be developing Nina’s Treehouse with Andrew and Stoopid Buddy,” said Berk, adding the hope that “every child feels welcome and safe to express the joy of being who they are when watching this show” and that he is “excited to bring that vision to life in a new format that’s fresh and fun.”
Berk and West will share executive producing responsibilities with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Matthew Senreich, Eric Towner, and Chris Waters. West will also write for the show.
West was raised in a conservative Republican family, but soon migrated to appearing in local drag shows before winning hearts on season 11 of Drag Race in 2019. The “eleven-gendary” performer won that season’s Miss Congeniality for her upbeat attitude and kindness towards others.
This will be the first producing credit for Beck, the Emmy-nominated host of Queer Eye. He’s the rebooted show’s resident design expert who takes those trashy living spaces and transforms them into interior masterpieces. Berk and the other members of the Fab Five were nominated last year for outstanding hosts of a reality or competition show, before eventually losing out to RuPaul’s Drag Race.