When fashion reality competition series Project Runway returns for season 17, it might not be the same show you’ve been watching and loving. Supermodel Heidi Klum, who served as the host and a judge on this reality show since it premiered in 2004, and Tim Gunn, who served as a mentor for the competitors, recently announced that they are both leaving Project Runway.
But don’t worry, the duo will be back soon on television. According to Klum, both she and Gunn will partner with Amazon for a new fashion show which will be available on their streaming service Prime Video.
“After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Project Runway, a show that I was honored to host and help create,” – Klum said in a statement. “I am incredibly proud of the show, and it will always have a special place in my heart. I am so appreciative of the dedicated fans, and most of all, I am grateful that we could shine a light on creativity and help launch so many talented designers’ careers. I’m most excited that my journey with my dear friend and colleague, Tim Gunn, is far from over. We will be partnering with Amazon for a new show, and we’re excited for everyone to see what we’re designing next!”
While the details about their new project are still mostly unknown, Amazon did offer a few hints about the show’s possible format.
“The series will be a fresh take in the reality space and will appeal to a global audience who are entertained by competition, storytelling, and authenticity,” Amazon said in a press release. “Additionally, Amazon Fashion will create a shoppable experience for viewers. This intersection of content, commerce, and technology is perfectly suited to the cord cutter generation and streaming consumers.”
With Klum and Gunn moving on to new challenges, Bravo is still tinkering what to do with Project Runway. The network has announced that the search for a new host and mentor is underway, but there is no news when the audience should expect the season 17.
After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying 'Auf Wiedersehen' to Project Runway, a show I was honored to host and help create. I'm incredibly proud of the show & it'll always have a special place in my heart. So excited that @TimGunn and I are partnering with Amazon for a new show! pic.twitter.com/cXNUMBmlpF
— Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) September 7, 2018