Shantay G'Day, Rupaul's Drag Race Is Launching In Australia

  • Shantay G'Day, Rupaul's Drag Race Is Launching In Australia

Shantay G'Day, Rupaul's Drag Race Is Launching In Australia

Host RuPaul will be joined by co-judge and Drag Race veteran Michelle Visage with the drag queens competing, the final judge, and celebrity guest appearances to be announced later this year.

While there have been several global spin-offs of the show, including in Canada, the Netherlands and Thailand, the "Down Under" and United Kingdom editions are only the worldwide franchises to be judged by RuPaul and Visage.

Meanwhile, RuPaul, whose husband is Australian, said he "cannot wait for everyone to see that Down Under queens have some of the biggest charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talents in the world".

World of Wonder's entertainment format RuPaul's Drag Race is heading to Australia and New Zealand as an eight-part Stan Original.

Stan in Australia yesterday confirmed it has commissioned RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under together with TVNZ, with World of Wonder (WOW) producing in collaboration with Warner Bros International Production New Zealand.

However, Australia still had its crown taken from her, after an unnamed source told the Sydney Morning Herald that filming had to be moved to New Zealand due to Sydney's recent COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent border restrictions. Ew.

16 cast and crew members, including host RuPaul Charles, have been given permission to enter New Zealand to shoot the series.

The appropriately titled RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under will debut on Australian SVOD service Stan and New Zealand's TVNZ OnDemand, and stream internationally on WOW Presents Plus.

"Thank you to Stan and TVNZ OnDemand for providing a platform for these outrageous drag artists to share their heart, soul and humor".

RuPaul's Drag Race is officially going Down Under, and RuPaul and Michelle Visage have already been confirmed as judges.

It has been 12 years since RuPaul's Drag Race first premiered in the USA, and its mission to unearth the next drag superstars shows no signs of stopping.

Currently, Stan is streaming the USA and United Kingdom versions of the show, which was created by LA-based WOW. The series will stream exclusively on WOW Presents Plus in the United States and other worldwide markets, day-and-date with local airings.