Netflix have unveiled the first gag-worthy trailer for AJ and the Queen, starring RuPaul.
The new series will star the Drag Race host 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.
Every episode, RuPaul will visit a drag club and perform a “killer musical number” which we witness here in the first official teaser. She channels her inner Divina De Campo with a red wig and silver dress as she prepares to hit the stage.
The multiple Emmy Award-winner wrote and executive produced the show alongside Michael Patrick King, who is best known for directing, writing and producing the iconic HBO comedy, Sex and the City, as well as its two spin-off feature films.
Josh Segarra, who you’ll probably recognise as CO Stefanovic from Orange Is The New Black or Adrian Chase from Arrow, co-stars as Hector/Damian Sanchez, Ruby Red’s “dark and dangerous” boyfriend.
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.
AJ and the Queen will premiere 10 January on Netflix – watch the trailer below.