RuPaul to star in ‘Drag Queens on a Plane’ and Drag Race Thailand announcedEntertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Award-winning production company World of Wonder announces today it is in development on the upcoming scripted comedy feature “Drag Queens on a Plane,” executive produced by RuPaul Charles and World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Tom Campbell. From the producers of RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul stars in the most glamorous disaster movie in herstory! On the maiden voyage of Glamazonian Airways, RuPaul has packed the flight with drag’s finest. But some evil trolls who don’t believe in loving yourself are on board and will do their damnedest to bring the plane down. Can drag’s greatest queens thwart the terrorist’s evil plan?
In addition to the new scripted project, World of Wonder continues its global expansion with the announcement of Drag Race Thailand, a Drag Race format extension with a fresh new set of judges and talented queens. The debut season is hosted by fashion stylist and trend-setter Art-Araya In-dra. The show, which recently went into production, will air on LINE TV and is produced locally by Kantana Group.
“We have seen an overwhelming global demand for scripted and unscripted content illuminating the stories within drag culture,” said World of Wonder co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. “What was previously thought of as niche is now undeniably mainstream. World of Wonder will continue to bring meaningful, fabulous, filled-with-love entertainment to fans both on screen and off.”
Adding to WOW’s growing portfolio of direct-to-consumer offerings, the Chilean version of Drag Race – The Switch Drag Race – will become available for the first time in the U.S. on World of Wonder’s streaming service, WOW Presents Plus. The Switch Drag Race has aired one season on Chile-based television network Mega.
World of Wonder’s owned and operated premium streaming service is available in more than 85 countries, with more than 50% of users subscribing from outside of the U.S. WOW Presents Plus offers a mix of exclusive content and projects from World of Wonder’s extensive library of award-winning series, documentaries and films.
World of Wonder also plans to bring its massively popular convention, RuPaul’s DragCon, to international territories in 2019. The convention welcomed over 80,000 attendees in Los Angeles and New York City in 2017. The next DragCon will be held in Los Angeles on May 11-13, 2018.
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