Heads up, Canadian Drag Race fans! A Canadian adaptation of RuPaul’s Drag Race is going into production in the fall.
Bell Media-owned streaming service Crave and OUTtv, which airs RuPaul’s Drag Race, are set to team up to create Drag Race Canada. Considering RuPaul’s name is not included in the title of the series, it appears that the renowned drag queen will not be hosting the show.
Start your engines, Canada 🇨🇦 The Drag Race phenomenon is headed North with Drag Race Canada, the latest addition to the sickening franchise ✨ Coming to @cravecanada with @OutTV in Canada + avail in select territories on #WOWPresents Plus! #DragRaceCanada https://t.co/2jBSr2ay7l
— World of Wonder (@WorldOfWonder) June 27, 2019
“The panel and judges will be from the Great White North, representing Canada’s very best,” RuPaul explained in a statement. “This new franchise has my whole-hearted blessing. Good luck…and don’t puck it up!”
The series, created by Blue Ant Studios, will be 10 episodes long, and it will begin casting in the summer, with production in Ontario in the fall.
Judges, a host, and a premiere date are yet to be announced.