We’ll definitely be tuning in to this one.
Earlier this year, it was reported that a 10-episode comedy series called AJ and the Queen, fronted and co-created by Drag Race host RuPaul alongside Michael Patrick King (Sex & The City), had been ordered by Netflix.
The new series will star Mama Ru as Ruby Red, a “bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen” who travels across America in a rundown RV from the 90s, accompanied by a wise-cracking 11-year-old orphan called AJ.
Oh, and every episode, RuPaul will visit a drag club and perform a “killer musical number”. As if our excitement levels weren’t through the mother-tucking roof already?!
Hold on to your wigs! RuPaul will star in “AJ And The Queen,” a new Netflix comedy series, created by RuPaul and Michael Patrick King! pic.twitter.com/CBotYAh5OM
— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) May 11, 2018
Now, it’s been announced that Josh Segarra, who you’ll probably recognise as CO Stefanovic from Orange Is The New Black or Adrian Chase from Arrow, will be joining the cast to play Mama Ru’s on-screen boyfriend Hector.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hector will have “a dark and dangerous side” which we’re sure will cause havoc for Ru’s character Ruby.
Elsewhere, Michael-Leon Wooley (The Princess and the Frog, Dreamgirls) will play Louis, a blind drag queen, while Katerina Tannenbaum (Sweetbitter, The Bold Type) will play Brianna, a “clueless hooker” with a deep connection to AJ.
Taking on the role of a “comic villain” is Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World, Lilo and Stitch) as Lady Danger, a character infamous in the local drag scene for injecting cheap silicone into her clients at the clubs.
A premiere date for AJ and the Queen has yet to be announced.