Somebody needs to HOLD ME because we are officially copping our very first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, premiering exclusively on stan in 2021. YES. Australia (that’s us)!
I simply cannot contain my excitement right now, please excuse my while I sashay my way around the country real quick.
The Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under is the first time Australia will get their own localised taste of the hit show in an eight-part quest to find Australia’s Down Under Drag Race Superstar. From Ru South Wales to South Rustralia, we will finally get to showcase the best of Australia’s drag talent for the world to see.
“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,” RuPaul said.
The series will follow the same popular format that made it famous overseas, with glamour, challenges and the all-important lip-sync for your life moments.
“You asked for it Australia, and now we’re bringing it to you – finally, our very own Aussie Drag Race, the new Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under! The series is already a huge hit with our audience, so to now be working with RuPaul and the entire team at World of Wonder to create a local version is beyond a thrill. We can’t wait to reveal all the guest judges and see what our local queens bring to the global sensation that is RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Nick Forward, Stan Chief Content Officer said.
There’s no word on an official premiere date, so you can’t mark your calendars for the most fabulous day of the year just yet. But we can confirm that it *will* be hitting screens sometime in 2021, which is honestly the silver lining I needed to get through the rest of this absolute shit show of a year.
The OG Aussie drag queens and additional judges for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will be announced later this year.
In the meantime, you can catch up on all of the other RuPaul goodness on Stan, Australia’s home for RuPaul
So… Y’all mind if I scream a little bit?
You can peep the trailer for the Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under below.