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An Australian Version Of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Is Scheduled For Next Year

Written by Alex Gallagher on August 26, 2019

With Drag Race UK about to werk its way onto screens this October, Aussie Drag Race fans have been treated to some gag-worthy news themselves today.

ITV Studios Australia have landed local format rights for RuPaul’s Drag Race Australia, reports TV Tonight.

While neither a network or host for the Australian version of the series has been confirmed yet, producers are looking for a 2020 premiere.

“Yes, ITV Studios Australia have secured the rights to arguably one of the biggest formats globally at the moment,” commented ITV Australia CEO David Mott when approached.

“With Drag Race UK about to launch and already a major hit in the US and other territories we are set to shantay onto Australian screens in 2020.

RuPaul’s Drag Race is now in its 11th season in the US, having won 9 Emmys.

“Drag Race has moved on to being a show that captures the imagination of everyone, no matter their age or gender,” continued Mott.

“We will commence discussing with potential broadcast and streaming partners shortly. It will be one of the most talked about and noisy formats next year.”

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