Magical Elves, which produced the first five seasons of Project Runway on Bravo, has been tapped for the show’s new iteration as it returns to the network.
Bravo launched Project Runway in 2004 and continued to air the competition series through 2008. The show moved to Lifetime but is coming back to Bravo for season 17.
Magical Elves is also behind Bravo Media’s Emmy Award-winning Top Chef.
“Project Runway has truly come full circle with the Magical Elves on board,” said Shari Levine, executive VP of current production at Bravo, “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.”
“We could not be more thrilled to return as the producers of Project Runway,” added Dan Cutforth, co-founder of Magical Elves, “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,” commented Jane Lipsitz, Magical Elves’ co-founder. “We are really excited to reflect some of the incredible changes that have happened in the fashion world since we last produced the series.”