[05/26/21 - 10:02 AM] MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount+ Double Down on Reality as New Home of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" and Announce Global Premiere of New Series "Queen Of the Universe" Also from World of Wonder Paramount+ also "ru-vealed" the queens sashaying back to the runway to compete in the new season of "Drag Race All Stars" launching with two all-new, back-to-back episodes starting Thursday, June 24, with weekly drops every Thursday.
[via press release from VH1]
MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount+ double down on reality as new home of "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" and announce global premiere of new series "Queen of the Universe" also from World of Wonder
Queen of the Universe is an international singing competition in which drag queens vie for the global crown
Drag Race All Stars to premiere Thursday, June 24th;
Queen of the Universe slated for Thursday, December 2nd exclusively on Paramount+
Cast ru-vealed for this season of All Stars; Series will premiere with
two episodes followed by weekly drops every Thursday
New York, NY - May 26, 2021 - MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount+ continue to bolster a robust reality slate by announcing premiere dates for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars and Queen of the Universe on June 24th and December 2nd, respectively; the latter will premiere globally.
"RuPaul's Drag Race is a global phenomenon and we are thrilled to bring All Stars to Paramount+ as we expand our reality offerings," said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV Entertainment. "And, with Queen of the Universe, we are going global as we create the first annual international singing competition to finally answer the question which country has the best drag queen."
From World of Wonder - producers of the Drag Race franchise - the ViacomCBS streaming service will also globally premiere Queen of the Universe on Thursday, December 2. Inspired by international singing competitions where countries go head to head with their best drag queens, this first-of-its-kind singing competition brings together drag queens from all around the world to compete for global domination.
Paramount+ also "ru-vealed" the queens sashaying back to the runway to compete in the new season of Drag Race All Stars launching with two all-new, back-to-back episodes starting Thursday, June 24, with weekly drops every Thursday. Viewers will get a chance to see their favorites return to vie for a spot in the "Drag Race Hall of Fame" and a cash prize of $100,000.
"13 All Stars delivers one of the best Drag Race seasons ever!" said Executive Producer and five-time Emmy(R) Award-winning host, RuPaul. "Don't take my word for it. You've got to stream it to believe it."
The All Stars queen ru-veal launched exclusively on the "RuPaul's Drag Race" YouTube channel, via a YouTube premiere HERE. Following the launch, additional content including Meet the Queens, will go live across RuPaul's Drag Race Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube accounts. Join the conversation using #AllStars6.
The 13 queens returning to the runway to claim their spot in the "Drag Race Hall of Fame" are:
A'Keria C. Davenport (Season 11) | Instagram: @mizakeriachanel, Twitter: @A_doubleC_D
Where is the body? A'Keria C. Davenport IS the body! This bootylicious powerhouse from the Davenport drag dynasty made it to the Top 4 of Season 11, thanks to her bodacious beauty and performing talents. Is it time for this Texas titan to take it all?
After an early exit from Season 9 due to a knee injury, Eureka! came back with a vengeance, making it to the Top 3 of Season 10. A natural gift for comedy, unstoppable stage presence, and a spot on an award-winning HBO series has primed this Tennessee talent to stake her claim on the Hall of Fame.
A Drag Race icon, is there anything Ginger Minj can't do? This self-proclaimed glamour toad is a born performer, and one of the quickest wits in drag! Since nearly snatching the crown on Season 7, she's appeared on All Stars 2, and starred in Dolly Parton's film, Dumpling. Can the Minj take the win?
Jan (Season 12) | Instagram: @janjanjan, Twitter: @JansportNYC
New York's singing queen brought voice and vivaciousness to Season 12. And while she ruled the Madonna Rusical challenge, she failed to materialize a win. It's time for this perfectly professional performer to funk it up and make us all feel the Jan-tasy!
A beloved queen from Queens who always keeps it 100, Jiggly Caliente brought heart and humor to Season 4. Since then everyone's had eyes on Jiggly, thanks to star turns on Broad City and Pose. May we call her a winner, Baby?
One of Drag Race's OG comedy queens, Pandora Boxx slayed the first-ever Snatch Game in Season 2 with a performance that set the standard. ("Raspberries!") She also snatched viewers' hearts as Miss Congeniality, but a bumpy ride on All Stars 1 had this nice girl finishing last. Can this funny lady finally finish first?
Season 11's salty sister was never afraid to speak her mind - and fans had feelings about it. But this Dallas doll was also known to slay a lip-sync and look fabulous doing it! Now this dancing queen is back with a new attitude and her big, beautiful eyes on the prize.
The world wants New York's Scarlet Envy and the feeling is mutual. In Season 11, this lanky lady won over audiences with her Southern charm and joyful personality. A proven actress, Scarlet struggled in dancing challenges... Can she step it up enough to prance all the way to the Hall of Fame?
Fresh out of art school, Serena ChaCha stirred up lots of Untucked drama in Season 5. Officially! She exited early on, but in the years since, Serena's found success with her own wig business, and as a makeup artist. Now she's back to school the queens again - on her way to the Hall of Fame.
Can we get an "amen?" The Reverend Doctor Silky Nutmeg Ganache is back to claim her crown! This charismatic Top 4 finalist from Season 11 fills a room with her exuberance and attitude. Since Drag Race, she launched a YouTube cooking series... Does she have the recipe to win All Stars 6?
Kylie Sonique Love (Season 2) | Instagram/Twitter: @XOSonique
This Season 2 glamazon is known for her buxom beauty, her talent for tumbling and for solidifying her status as one of L.A.'s legendary queens. Last seen in the Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular, Kylie is ready to show the world she's in it to win it. Everybody say "Love!"
Trinity K. Bonet (Season 6) | Instagram/Twitter: @TrinityKBonet
From the A-T-L, Miss TKB is known for her killer lip-sync skills, including a flawless Beyoncé. A memorable force in Season 6, she brought Ru to tears when she overcame her inner saboteur in the stand-up comedy challenge. Will Trinity get the last laugh by slaying her way into the Hall of Fame?
Yara Sofia (Season 3, All Stars 1) |Instagram/Twitter: @YaraSofiaPR
A Season 3 standout, Yara Sofia took her rallying cry of "echa pa'lante" all the way to the Top 4! Known for her quirky humor and free-spirited nature, this beloved Puerto Rican showgirl took home the title of Miss Congeniality - and had a strong showing in All-Stars 1. Is it time for this Vegas-based queen to hit the jackpot?
Additionally, the Emmy(R)-nominated aftershow, RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked will be available to stream on Paramount+ immediately following new episodes of All Stars 6. Untucked brings viewers behind the scenes to the backstage drama as the queens anxiously await their fate each week.
Fans can catch up on past seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race," "Untucked" and "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" on Paramount+.
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About World of Wonder:
For nearly three decades, award-winning media company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. A pioneer in both scripted and documentary formats across television, film and digital platforms, WOW's prolific portfolio includes the global phenomenon, Emmy-award winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" franchise (VH1/Logo/WOWPresents Plus), "Million Dollar Listing" LA & NY (Bravo), and "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" (Fuse.) WOW's rich documentary filmmaking pedigree includes premiering seven projects at Sundance Film festival and numerous productions for networks including HBO, E!, BBC, and theatrical release through WOW Docs. Notable film projects include "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures," "Party Monster," and "The Eyes of Tammy Faye." World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its owned-and-operated streaming service WOWPresents Plus and YouTube channel WOWPresents. The extended World of Wonder-verse includes music label World of Wonder Records, WOW Podcast Network, and the world's largest drag culture convention RuPaul's DragCon. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey have been named to Variety's Reality TV Impact Report, honored with the IDA Pioneer Award, named to Realscreen's Global 100 list, and selected for the OUT100 list for their trailblazing work. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.
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