Aussie Streamer Stan Announces 'RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under': Watch RuPaul's Announcement

Brenda Watkins
January 20, 2021

The British and American versions of RuPaul's Drag Race are available to stream on Stan in Australia.

Production is expected to begin this week in New Zealand, with the series premiering later this year.

The Stan Original Series RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under will premiere later in 2021, but if you simply can't wait that long, you can check out all 13 seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race as well as their spin-off seasons on Stan.

As reported by The Guardian, RuPaul himself will serve as the show's host and will also be part of the judging panel with longtime co-star Michelle Visage.

"I can not wait for everyone to see that Down Under queens have some of the biggest charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talents in the world. Thank you to Stan & TVNZ OnDemand for providing a platform for these outrageous drag artists to share their heart, soul & humor".

Fans already know the format - so expect to see fashion challenges, workroom dramas and lip sync battles aplenty.

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According to Stan, the show's contestants, as well as its third judge and celebrity guest judges will be announced later this year.

"RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under will be a fantastic addition to the ever expanding "ru-niverse".

The announcement comes on the heels of several other worldwide spin-offs expanding World of Wonder's Drag Race global empire, including Canada's Drag Race (which was recently renewed for season 2), RuPaul's Drag Race UK (currently airing its second season), Drag Race Holland (which finished its first season last year), South America's The Switch Drag Race, Drag Race Thailand, and the upcoming Drag Race Spain.

"RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under is so special with filming taking place right here in Aotearoa and featuring the best drag talent from here and across the ditch".

"You asked for it Australia, and now we're bringing it to you - finally, our very own Aussie Drag Race, the new Stan Original Series RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under", says Stan chief content officer Nick Forward. If you're a newcomer to all things Drag Race, you'll watch Australian and NZ drag queens work through a series of contests to emerge victorious, and join the likes of U.S. contenders Jinkx Monsoon, Sasha Velour and Sharon Needles in being crowned the series' victor.

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