'RuPaul's Drag Race Australia' Is Hitting Screens Next Year
Hunties, start your engines -- it looks like RuPaul's Drag Race Australia is in the works.
The production company behind I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and Sunday Night Takeaway has reported secured local rights to the series.
“ITV Studios Australia have secured the rights to arguably one of the biggest formats globally at the moment,” ITV Studios CEO David Mott told TV Tonight.
"With Drag Race UK about to launch and already a major hit in the US and other territories, we are set to shantay onto Australian screens in 2020."
There is no word yet on who will host or which network or streaming service will air the series, but hopes are already high for the series' success.
“Drag Race has moved on to being a show that captures the imagination of everyone, no matter their age or gender and we will commence discussing with potential broadcast and streaming partners shortly," Mott said.
"It will be one of the most talked about and noisy formats next year.”
Since its debut a decade ago, Drag Race has grown into an enormously successful cult favourite, with British and Thai offshoots as well as the RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars spin-off series.
Australian royalty Courtney Act took out runner-up in season six of the original Emmy award-winning show, giving audiences a hint of what our local queens can bring to the table.
ITV Studios Australia has been contacted for comment.