Canada, UK, and more: Binge all the international versions of ‘Drag Race’
Heeeey, hunty! Ready for the Rupaul’s Drag Race worldwide explosion? Binge to your heart’s content on local outlets & WOW Presents Plus streaming app!
Doin’ it downunder
RuPaul is bringing the hugely successful franchise of RuPaul’s Drag Race to Australia & New Zealand in 2021. Enter the fiercest queens across Australia & New Zealand going head-to-head, in the hopes of taking home the title of Down Under’s first Drag Superstar.
RuPaul serves as executive producer & host for the new series alongside veteran judge Michelle Visage. Production for the series has kicked off in New Zealand and is set to premiere later this year. The third judge and celebrity guest appearances will be announced later this year.
“We’re proud to bring the Drag Race phenomenon down under in an antipodean showdown for Stan and TVNZ On Demand!” shared Nick Tanner, director of sales & co-productions, Passion Distribution. “I can’t wait to see the best queens from Australia & New Zealand bring it to RuPaul’s main stage. RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will be a fantastic addition to the ever-expanding ‘Ru-niverse.’”
God save the Queens!
After taking 2020 off (thanks, COVID), the queens from overseas are once again ready to slay. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is back to serve another round of tea & we are ready for it. This season has more queens than season 1, which means there’s gonna be a lot more drama & moments to live for. Returning as host is, of course, RuPaul herself. By her side is Michelle Visage, and returning UK judges Alan Carr & Graham Norton.
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK made a big splash when it debuted in 2019, so season 2 has a lot to live up to. The big premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 2 walked the runway on January 14 in the U.S. and in the United Kingdom. Just like Friday, Thursday is now a Drag Race day!
Canada’s Drag Race is also stepping up its poutine. Four months after the RuPaul’s Drag Race spin-off crowned its first winner in Toronto-based queen Priyanka, production company World of Wonder confirmed Canada’s Drag Race will return for season 2 in 2021.
Across ten episodes throughout the summer of 2020, Canada’s Drag Race season 1 became the third English-language iteration of the global Drag Race franchise, following the American version & RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, which debuted its inaugural season in late 2019.
Other global installments include The Switch in South America, Drag Race Thailand, Drag Race Holland, and the upcoming Drag Race Spain. Producers Randy Barbato & Fenton Bailey told EW they were eyeing “three or four” new regions to host Drag Race series in the future.
Tea ‘til your heart’s content
But if you don’t live in the UK, how are you gonna watch RuPaul’s Drag Race UK? Are you out of luck? Come on—you know that drag always finds a way. If you live in the U.S., you can stream RuPaul’s Drag Race UK via the streaming service WOW Presents Plus. If you’re not yet a subscriber, you can sign up for a free, 7-day trial of WOW Presents Plus. The service is $3.99 a month after that.
This is the same deal for everyone in the world who wants to watch Drag Race. If you live in the UK, you can stream RuPaul’s Drag Race UK via BBC3 iPlayer. If you live in Canada, new episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 2 will air on Crave on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. ET.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will stream exclusively on WOW Presents Plus in the U.S. and other international markets, day-and-date with local airings. Canada’s Drag Race is set to premiere later this year on Crave in Canada and on the WOW Presents Plus streaming app in the U.S. RuPaul’s Drag Race classic is also available on Prime Video, Hulu, & Philo, internationally.
Are you a RuPaul’s Drag Race fan any where in the world? Tell us what you think of the new franchises in the comments.