'RuPaul's Drag Race' Franchise Goes Bigger Than Ever With New International All-Stars Series 'UK Versus The World'
Photo Credit: World of Wonder
Reality , Television

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Franchise Goes Bigger Than Ever With New International All-Stars Series 'UK Versus The World'

RuPaul’s Drag Race is on a roll right now, and the iconic and influential franchise is bringing all of its series across the globe together for its first-ever international All Stars series.

Shadow and Act has confirmed the announcement of the series, which has been rumored for sometime, and that it is titled RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus The World.

The United Kingdom will be the host country as the show will air on BBC3 in the UK (as the network plots its linear relaunch) and WOW Presents Plus everywhere else.

As the official logline states:

In a global first, RuPaul takes Drag Race UK to the next level as he opens up the battle to Drag Race queens from around the world. Nine international members of RuPaul’s Drag Race royal alumni will battle it out for the crown in the brand new series RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Versus The World. With the UK as the host nation, for the first time in Drag Race Herstory, renowned queens from different franchises and cultures will compete in an international arena showcasing their country’s finest drag in their bid to become the ultimate Drag Race Superstar. 

Michelle Visage, Graham Norton, Alan Carr and “a sparkling array of superstar guest judges” will helm the panel alongside RuPaul. The inaugural nine alumni queens will be announced at a later date.

It isn’t clear yet if future seasons of the show will take place in different countries where Drag Race is set, such as France, Spain, etc.

The premiere date for RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK Versus The World will be released at a later date as well.

Shadow and Act is a website dedicated to cinema, television and web content of Africa and its global Diaspora. With daily news, interviews, in-depth investigations into the audiovisual industry, and more, Shadow and Act promotes content created by and about people of African descent throughout the world.

© 2023 Shadow & Act. All rights reserved.