“RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” will sashay its way across the pond for its U.S. television premiere just over a week after it debuts in the U.K.
The international spinoff series promises to “showcase the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent of the top drag queens, from sickening lip syncs to wig snatching moments, as they prove to Mama Ru why they deserve to be the ‘UK’s Next Drag Superstar.'”
Its first episode will air Friday, Oct. 11 at 8/7c on Logo, following its Oct. 3 premiere in the UK on BBC Three iPlayer and in the U.S. via the WOW Presents Plus streaming service. For those wondering, yes, the series will be available to stream in America prior to its linear debut on Logo.)
The 10 queens competing on Season 1 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” include Baga Chipz (London), Blu Hydrangea (Belfast), Cheryl Hole (Essex), Crystal (London), Divina De Campo (West Yorkshire), Gothy Kendoll (Leicester), Scardey Kat (Wiltshire), Sum Ting Wong (Birmingham), The Vivienne (Liverpool), and Vinegar Strokes (London).
RuPaul will host and judge alongside Michelle Visage, as well as newcomers Alan Carr and Graham Norton. Celebrity guest judges include Cheryl, Andrew Garfield, Maisie Williams, Geri Horner, Michaela Coel, Dame Twiggy and Jade Thirlwall.
MNEK, Curtis Pritchard and AJ Pritchard are joining as celebrity coaches. The special guests for Snatch Game will be Stacey Dooley and Lorraine Kelly.
Watch a teaser for the season above.
At this year’s Emmys, “RuPaul Drag Race” won its second consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition Program and RuPaul grabbed a fourth consecutive Emmy win for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” is produced by World of Wonder Productions with RuPaul, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, RuPaul Charles, Bruce McCoy, Sally Sanders, and Steven Corfe serving as executive producers.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race UK” will premiere Friday, Oct. 11 at 8/7c on Logo.