The queens of the North are officially coming HUUUUUNTY.
Drag Race Canada has just been confirmed as the latest international spin-off of RuPaul’s Drag Race by World of Wonder and Mama Ru. Casting begins this summer and production is scheduled to start in Ontario this fall.
The press release for Drag Race Canada describes the show as mixing “elements of the classic fan-favorite, with a healthy serving of Canadian maple shade, and, likely, some Canadian bacon.”
The Blue Ant Studios-produced series will have ten one-hour episodes and will debut on Bell Media-owned streaming services Crave and OUTtv. There’s no word so far on who will host, but we have a feeling it won’t be RuPaul…
In a statement, she said: “The panel and judges will be from the Great White North, representing Canada’s very best. This new franchise has my whole-hearted blessing. Good luck… and don’t puck it up!”
A premiere date is yet to be announced, but trust us when we say we’ll keep you updated on all things Drag Race Canada.
The news comes just a few months after the original version of the series welcomed its first Canadian queen into the werkoom: Brooke Lynn Hytes. The legendary queen won three main challenges and placed runner-up.
Will Brooke appear in some capacity? It would be slightly odd if they didn’t involve her somehow.
Canada isn’t the first country to host a spin-off of the Emmy Award winning reality competition. Last year, Drag Race Thailand debuted to acclaim from fans, but it didn’t see the return of RuPaul or Michelle Visage.
A British spin-off will also premiere later this year – with Ru and Michelle. They will be joined by comedians such as Alan Carr and Graham Norton, while Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams will guest judge.