Project Runway Season 20: Release Date, Cast, And New Details

"Project Runway" is a reality competition television show that focuses on fashion design. It brings talented designers together, as they compete against one another for the ultimate grand prize. Each week, there are new challenges as well as an elimination, and at the end of series, the finalists get to show at New York Fashion Week.

Created by Eli Holzman, this series — which started out on Bravo, moved over to Lifetime, then came back to Bravo in 2019 — premiered in 2004 and is currently in its 19th Season (via The Wrap).

While fans always enjoy watching new contestants show off their skills, they can't help but think ahead: Who will make it to the end, who will win it all, and when will even more contestants be featured, as the 20th season of this popular and long-running series is finally announced?

Find out all of these "Project Runway" details and more down below!

When can fans expect Season 20 of Project Runway?

According to The Wrap, casting for the current season opened in February 2020. Then, in April 2021, Bravo stated that filming was going to start soon, according to Variety.

Previously, the 17th season ran from March 14 to June 13 in 2019, while the 18th was on air between December 5, 2019 and March 12, 2020 (via Bravo TV). As with many TV shows, though, the pandemic led to a delay in filming and production, as reported by MEAWW, but Season 19 of "Project Runway" finally began on October 14, 2021.

In addition to delays, many series and the teams behind them have also been dealing with another struggle: The possibility of being canceled. In fact, just this year, "American Gods," "A.P. Bio," "Better Call Saul," "Black-ish," "Good Girls," "Ozark," and "The Sinner," to name a few, have been cut short and ended (via Rotten Tomatoes).

The truth is that "Project Runway" has not yet been renewed for a 20th season, so it is still too early to call. One would hope that the series would continue, reaching this huge milestone, and giving fans a premiere date in 2022, but only time will tell (via Next TV Series).

Who will be cast in the new season?

From the start, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn served as the host and mentor on "Project Runway," respectively. However, in 2018, they made their exit and switched over to "Making the Cut" on Amazon Video (via Good Housekeeping). After that, Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano — who won Season 4 — took over for them, with Brandon Maxwell, Elaine Welteroth, and Nina Garcia serving as judges. In Season 19, it has been said that Kloss will make guest appearances, as she recently had a baby and with the series "reimagining the host role," reported by Variety.

It was hard to imagine the show without Klum and Gunn, and some still haven't fully adjusted to the change. If those two staples were removed from it all, though, then it is safe to say that no one is safe. Just look at Kloss: The host usually plays such an important part in the competition, yet all seems to have moved on without her.

The 16 designers of Season 19 are Aaron Michael, Anna Yinan Zhou, Bones Jones, Caycee Black, Chasity Sereal, Coral Castillo, Darren Apolonio, Katie Kortman, Kenneth Barlis, Kristina Kharlashkina, Meg Ferguson, Octavio Aguilar, Prajjé Oscar Jean-Baptiste, Sabrina Spanta, Shantall Lacayo, and Zayden Skipper (via Bravo TV). Just as we must wait for news on a premiere date, we must also wait to hear which designers will be on Season 20.

What other details are there for Season 20?

It will be interesting to see how fans continue reacting to the current season of "Project Runway," as well as how Season 20 is presented and received.

Early on in Season 19, Meg Ferguson agreed to trade models with Kenneth Barlis, as he wanted to design for an Asian man. Then, moments later, she said to Barlis, "I think it's f****** bulls*** that you're doing this now." To her model, she said, "Apparently, I can only design for white people" (via Reality Blurred). Fans turned to social media to share their thoughts, with one tweet reading, "I have been a loyal fan since the very first episode. But I just can't with this woke bulls***. I love seeing the designers evolve. I'm here for the fashion and the challenges. Wokeness is now front and center. You've lost a fan."

Of course, everyone has their own opinion, but will Season 20 of "Project Runway" happen? Hopefully, it does and we will have more info on it all soon, as we continue to see new designs each week on the current season!