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Current expansion of the Drag Race franchise

Drag Race is a television drag queen competition franchise created by American drag icon RuPaul, and the production company World of Wonder. It originated in the United States in 2009, where it was devised as a replacement for Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World (2007–2009), and has been adapted in various countries. The show's aim to find the next "Drag Superstar", with the winners occupying the traits of "charisma", "uniqueness", "nerve" and "talent". RuPaul stated that the show looks for an entertainer who can stand out from the rest.[1] RuPaul’s Drag Race is credited for making drag "mainstream".[2]

RuPaul's Drag Race has produced thirteen seasons to date (as of 2021) and has inspired several spin-off series, including RuPaul's Drag U, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, and RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race. In addition three DragCons have been created: RuPaul's DragCon LA, RuPaul's DragCon NYC, and RuPaul's DragCon UK. A RuPaul's Drag Race Live! variety show in Las Vegas was established in 2020 with a corresponding television special.

Drag Race Around the World

Currently airing sub-franchise
Sub-franchise with an upcoming season
Sub-franchise in development
Sub-franchise with unknown status
Sub-franchise cancelled during development
Sub-franchise no longer in production
Sub-franchise with halted production: not cancelled, but still not developing a new season
Country/Region Name Original
Network
Premiere Judges Winner(s)
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Australia
RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Stan May 1, 2021
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New Zealand
TVNZ OnDemand
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Brazil
Drag Race Brazil[3][4] N/A
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Canada
Canada's Drag Race Crave July 2, 2020
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Chile
The Switch Drag Race[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13] Mega October 8, 2015
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Italy
Drag Race Italia[14][15][16] Discovery+[16] November 2021[15]
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The Netherlands
Drag Race Holland Videoland September 18, 2020
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The Philippines
Drag Race Philippines TBA TBA
  • TBA
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Spain
Drag Race España ATRESplayer Premium[17] May 30, 2021
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Thailand
Drag Race Thailand[18] LINE TV February 15, 2018
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United
Kingdom
RuPaul's Drag Race UK BBC Three October 3, 2019
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United
States
RuPaul's Drag Race Logo TV (S1-8)

VH1 (S9-)
February 02, 2009
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!
(Under the Hood)
Logo TV (S1-6)
YouTube (S7-9)
VH1 (S10-)
February 02, 2009
(Under the Hood)
February 01, 2010
N/A
RuPaul's Drag U[19] Logo TV July 19, 2010
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Logo TV (S1-2)

VH1 (S3-S5)

Paramount+ (S6-)
October 22, 2012
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Untucked! Logo TV (AS1)
VH1 (AS5)
Paramount+(AS6‑)
October 22, 2012 N/A
RuPaul's Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular VH1 December 7, 2018
RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race VH1 April 24, 2020

Jordan Connor
Vanessa Williams
Alex Newell
Matt Iseman
Dustin Milligan
Hayley Kiyoko

RuPaul's Drag Race Vegas Revue VH1 August 21, 2020 N/A

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References

  1. When is RuPaul’s Drag Race UK released? Start date, guest judges and contestants | Radio Times — November 21, 2019
  2. ‘Finally! A sport for us gay people!’: how drag went mainstream | The Guardian — August 10, 2019
  3. (PT) Post by endemolshinebr | Facebook — August 16, 2017
  4. (PT) Endemol não vai mais produzir versão brasileira de 'RuPaul's Drag Race' | UOL — November 11, 2020
  5. Drag Race (franchise) | Wikipedia
  6. Fenton Bailey, drag race producer, confirms The Switch (Chilean drag race) is part of the drag race franchise for all of you haters | Reddit (r/rupaulsdragrace) — June 3, 2019
  7. The Switch Drag Race, once again confirmed to be part of the drag race franchise | Reddit (r/rupaulsdragrace) — September 21, 2020
  8. Post by WorldOfWonder | Twitter — March 17, 2020
  9. Post by WorldOfWonder | Twitter — July 16, 2020
  10. Post by RuPaulsDragCon | Twitter — July 16, 2020
  11. RuPaul's Drag Race eyeing 'three or four' new regions for international spin-offs | Enterainment Weekly — June 12, 2020
  12. The Switch Drag Race Season 1 Now Avail on WOW Presents Plus (US only) | YouTube — April 16, 2018
  13. (PT) Who’s That Queen? Diva Houston | Draglicious — January 20, 2021
  14. (IT) BOOM! Discovery lancia la versione italiana di Drag Race. Tommaso Zorzi in giuria (già spento l’entusiasmo di Mediaset?) | davidemaggio.it — May 26, 2021
  15. 15.0 15.1 (IT) RuPaul’s Drag Race Italia a novembre su Discovery, ecco i giudici | BadTaste.it — June 30, 2021
  16. 16.0 16.1 Post by worldofwonder | Instagram — July 1, 2021
  17. (ES) ATRESplayer PREMIUM adaptará para España el fenómeno global ‘Drag Race’, ganador de 19 premios Emmy | premium.atresplayer.com — November 16, 2020
  18. Pangina Heals Tells All! | Drag Race Thailand | Mangled Morning | YouTube — June 16, 2021
  19. Post by RuPaul | Twitter — May 9, 2013

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