TV might be about to become even more fabulous, as J.J. Abrams and RuPaul are working on a dramedy about the iconic drag queen’s life (and if it’s not called Covergirl: Supermodel of the World then we might have a tantrum and throw our lace front wigs out of our pram).
With less than a week to go before the premiere of Season Nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race, it’s safe to say that we’re pretty excited to see how much shade can be thrown in the first episode. The fact that Lady Gaga is also guest starring in the season’s opening episode has also amped up the stakes, and we just know that the whole episode is going to slay our lives.
Well, now it’s been ruvealed that a potential dramedy based on RuPaul’s life is in the works (you betta WORK), and it sounds pretty amazing.
As first reported by Deadline, Abrams’ production company Bad Robot is attached to the project, along with World of Wonder, to develop the half hour dramedy, which is set to charter RuPaul’s ascension from club kid to drag queen, and finally to international superstar.
Set in New York in the 1980s, the pilot episode of the show is slated to be written by Power executive producer and Orange is the New Black writer Gary Lennon, with Warner Bros. also attached to the series as producers.
Meanwhile, the Season Nine premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race is set to air this Friday, March 24th. The show, which previously aired on Logo, has moved to the new home of VH1.
Gentlemen start your engines…and may the best woman win!