RuPaul to star on a comedy series on Netflix co-written by SATC showrunner

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My dream of a 24/7 RuPaul network is becoming a teeny, tiny bit closer to reality. The two-time Emmy winning host of RuPaul’s Drag Race, currently in its 10th season, is set to star in a new, hour-long comedy for Netflix, entitled AJ and the Queen. You only get one guess as to who Ru will play.

The 57-year-old drag icon will also serve as a writer and executive producer on the series with another Emmy winner, Michael Patrick King. The co-creator of Two Broke Girls and former Sex and the City show runner was also known for his work The Comeback, from where Ru “borrowed” his signature catchphrase “Hello, hello, hello!” According to a statement:

The series stars RuPaul 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 1990’s R/V 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.

[Via Deadline]

I love me some RuPaul, but I’m not sure about the “scrappy” kid. I am not a fan of TV children, and I fear “scrappy” may translate to “precocious.” I adore Carol Burnett, but her new Netflix show is swarming with children and I can’t even.

On the other hand, there’s more Ru! He is definitely the hardest working queen in the biz. I mean, season 10 of Drag Race is winding down, and, this past weekend RuPaul’s Drag Con brought queens and fans together in Los Angeles. I swear, I am one winning lottery ticket away from next year’s con. This new series will also serve as a complement to the upcoming drama series based on Ru’s early days as a drag queen in New York, which was picked up by Hulu.

Potentially annoying child aside, (who has yet to be cast so the jury is technically out on this) I smell a hit. Ru and the man responsible for Valerie Cherish? How can this not be a hit? Bring it on Ru, and, please, don’t f**k it up.

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Adding a photo of Pandora Boxx from Drag Con, as she is my favorite queen
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  1. prissa says:

    Yay! Always ❤️ Ru!

  2. outoftheshadows says:

    Lord please don’t let me die before October. RuPaul and Bill Cunningham books both coming out that month. And i second, third, fourth, and fifth loving Drag Race.

  3. Patricia says:

    Please let it be good! Ru’s humor is very corny, but in a way that I love.
    However, Two Broke Girls is so bad. I find it totally unwatchable and I don’t understand how anyone finds that mindless drivel to be entertaining. So… that worries me.

  4. Tiffany says:

    Ru getting a show… Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy.

    Showrunner is Michael King……*sad trombone*

    • Betsy says:

      Yes, ma’am!

      The troubles that were SATC and Two Broke Girls? One I was young and dumb enough to overlook the issues with but TBG was just gross. Why this showrunner? I’d like to watch that show Dan Harmon at the helm.

  5. Other Renee says:

    Sometimes kids are fine in shows eg “About a Boy” with Minnie Driver. But this scenario of “scrappy kid” leaves me with the fear of “annoying kid.” Hope that’s not the case.

  6. emma peel says:

    Why can’t the series just be Ru out and about, doing things. I’d be all over that.

    • Trillion says:

      Totally. Do you watch Ru’s show where he picks up passengers and interviews them? Can’t recall name. He makes you love them all. Even Courtney Stodden (or whatever her name is). I worship Broad City Girls (OMG they’re judges on next week’s RPDR episode!) but I have to say I don’t really love Ru’s character. Believe me, it’s hard for me to say ANYTHING even slightly negative about Ru. She was on my college dorm room wall in the EIGHTIES! (tore the page from her LA Eyeworks ad in Interview magazine).

  7. Cupcake says:

    Stun!!!! I LOVE RuPaul💕💕

  8. Yup says:

    I’ll watch anything with Ru in it.

  9. Rori says:

    I will definitely give it a shot and stick out a few episodes if it doesn’t immediately find its sea legs. Fingers crossed!