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RuPaul continues to dominate the media landscape. Netflix just ordered a new series starring the queen of all queens, from MPK Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. This RuPaul Netflix show, AJ and the Queen, is being executive produced by Michael Patrick King, the lead writer of Sex and the City.
The RuPaul Netflix show will be a one-hour comedy, and Netflix ordered 10 episodes. RuPaul is also producing, and wrote the series with King.
The logline for AJ and the Queen reads:
RuPaul stars as Ruby Red, a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990s RV with her unlikely sidekick AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway. As these two misfits, one tall, one small, travel from city to city, Ruby’s message of love and acceptance winds up touching people and changing their lives for the better. Oh, and RuPaul performs a killer musical number in every drag club.
The RuPaul Netflix show joins his Emmy-winning series RuPaul’s Drag Race, currently in its 10th season on VH1. Over at Hulu, his half-hour dramedy Queen is also in the works. Loosely based on his own rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon and global star, the show comes from J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot.
RuPaul is also get the animated treatment, too. Ru and some of the most beloved alums from RuPaul’s Drag Race have come together for Drag Tots, a brand-new animated series set in a grammar school for baby drag queens.
And off of our screens, RuPaul’s new book Guru hits bookstores Oct. 23, 2018. “This book is a talisman, a guidebook for living,” RuPaul says. “[It’s] a collection of meaningful phrases and quotes that have helped me navigate the chaos of modern life.”
The golden age of RuPaul continues to shine.
Here’s a preview of the RuPaul Netflix show AJ and the Queen:
Hold on to your wigs! RuPaul will star in “AJ And The Queen,” a new Netflix comedy series, created by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King! pic.twitter.com/CBotYAh5OM
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