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RuPaul’s life will be turned into new dramedy series from the makers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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The drag superstar’s early career will serve as inspiration for a sickening new show.

RuPaul has teamed up with JJ Abrams’ production company Bad Robot, as well as longtime collaborators World of Wonder to produce a new dramedy series, which will be a fictionalised version of his rise from club kid to global icon.

The show will be set in New York City during the Reagan era 1980s, and has been written by Gary Lennon, whose credits include Orange Is The New Black and Power.

What’s more, the series is expected to be taken to marketplace very soon, according to Deadline.

RuPaul became a popular fixture on the New York City nightclub scene during the 1980s, after studying performing arts in Atlanta.

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It’s this particular period of his life that will provide most of the fictionalised stories for the new show.

Bad Robot have produced shows such as Lost, Alias and, more recently, HBO’s Westworld.

But not only that, they are also the team behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Cloverfield and Star Trek Into Darkness, amongst other blockbuster movies.

Meanwhile, RuPaul’s Drag Race will return to US screens later this week for its ninth season on 24 March.

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