J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot has teamed with RuPaul and reality production company World of Wonder (RuPaul’s Drag Race) for a half-hour dramedy series project, a fictionalized version of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon, and global star.
RuPaul will executive produce alongside Bad Robot’s Abrams and Ben Stephenson as well as World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell.
RuPaul, a San Diego native who moved to Atlanta to study performing arts, settled in New York City where he became a popular fixture on the nightclub scene, a period in his life that has inspired the dramedy project.
RuPaul, full name RuPaul Andre Charles, has a longstanding relationship with World Of Wonder dating back to appearing on the company’s Channel 4 series Manhattan Cable and toplining its series The RuPaul Show for VH1 in the 1990s. WOW produces the hit RuPaul’s Drag Race — moving from Logo TV to VH1 this year — as well as all of its offshoots. RuPaul’s Drag Race, heading into its ninth season,