The upcoming 15th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race will celebrate a huge milestone with its 200th episode.
On Monday (15 August), it was confirmed that VH1 has renewed the drag competition series for another season, as well as Untucked, which will continue to air after new episodes of Drag Race.
“When I hear season 15 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I have to pinch myself — I just won’t tell you where,” RuPaul said in a statement.
“We never take for granted the opportunity we’ve been given to showcase drag excellence and tell authentic queer stories.
“Thank you to the fans, World of Wonder, VH1, our cast and crew, and most of all, our brave and beautiful queens.”
The latest season of Drag Race memorably saw Willow Pill conquer over contestants such as Bosco, Daya Betty, Lady Camden and Angeria Paris VanMichaels, becoming the first trans winner of a regular season in the process.
Season 14 became one of the show’s highest-rated seasons to date and earned 11 nominations at the 2022 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Competition Program and Outstanding Host.
If RuPaul is awarded the latter, it will mark his seventh consecutive win. The host would also break his tie with cinematographer Donald A. Morgan as the most-awarded Black artist in the award show’s history.
Following season 14, RuPaul’s Drag Race aired its first-ever all-winners season with legendary champions Jaida Essence Hall, Jinkx Monsoon, Monét X Change, Raja, Shea Couleé, Trinity the Tuck, The Vivienne and Yvie Oddly.
After 12 acclaimed episodes, Jinkx was declared the “Queen of All Queens” and became the first two-time winner of Drag Race.
UK vs the World, Espana season two, France season one, Canada season three and Down Under season two have also aired this year, with Philippines season one, Canada vs the World and UK season four to follow in the next few months.
The franchise is currently airing the second season of RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race, which returned with a Masked Singer-inspired format with one famous contestant being eliminated per week.
You can watch the new season of RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race in the UK on WOW Presents Plus.