Streaming service Stan has confirmed that the Australian and New Zealand iteration of RuPaul’s Drag Race will officially air later this year.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will be hosted by RuPaul himself, alongside judge Michelle Visage, and will air later this year exclusively on Stan.
“I cannot wait for everyone to see that Down Under queens have some of the biggest charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talents in the world,” Ru said in a press statement.
He also thanked Stan and New Zealand network TVNZ for “providing a platform for these outrageous drag artists to share their heart, soul and humour.”
Watch Ru’s official announcement below:
The announcement comes after the series was reported to begin filming this month in Auckland, with Ru currently undergoing hotel quarantine.
While reports at the time said the series would be ten episodes long, Stan confirms that it will only consist of eight episodes.
The final judge for the series, as well as the celebrity guest judges, are all set to be announced later this year. There is no known exact release date for the series thus far.
Daily Mail had previously reported that some of the queens set to compete include Sydney’s Vanity Faire, Brisbane’s Scarlett Fever, Newcastle’s Jojo Zaho and Melbourne’s Karen from Finance.