After conquering US, UK, Thailand, Canada and Holland, Ru Paul's Drag Race is heading Down Under. The 8-part series that will feature Drag Queens from Australia and New Zealand competing for the crown of the fist Down Under Drag Race Superstar.
The Australia-New Zealand edition of the multiple Emmy award winning global hit series will go into production this week, according to a press statement from Stan Australia, the local streaming service where the show will make its debut. The show will be hosted by RuPaul, with co-judge and Drag Race veteran Michelle Visage by his side. The drag queens competing in the premiere season of Down Under, the final judge on the main panel and celebrity guest appearances will be announced later this year, the press statement said.
"Following the popular format, Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will see queens serving high fashion realness, mini and max challenges, shady and heartfelt moments in the workroom, and of course, the all-important lip-sync for your life battles."
“I cannot wait for everyone to see that Down Under queens have some of the biggest charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talents in the world. Thank you to Stan and TVNZ for providing a platform for these outrageous drag artists to share their heart, soul and humour, " Ru Paul, who arrived in New Zealand earlier this month for the show said in the statement. Ru Paul, Michelle Visage and the cast are currently quarantining as per New Zealand's Coronavirus rules.
"The dazzling queens of Australia and New Zealand have always been an inspiration to us, so we are thrilled to team up with our local production partners Stan and TVNZ to bring the creative genius of drag down under to international audiences on WOW Presents Plus," said Executive Producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World of Wonder.
The cast, special celebrity guests as well other judges for the first season of the series have been all kept under wraps, with indications that it will all will be 'ru-vealed' soon!