Netflix Drops First Trailer For New RuPaul Show 'AJ And The Queen'
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While we're used to seeing the 59-year-old drag queen play TV host as she steps into her role as Mama Ru on RuPaul's Drag Race, she's now taking centre stage in an acting role for the brand new series.
The heartwarming comedy show will focus on RuPaul's character Robert, who doubles as drag queen Ruby Red.
At first, his life looks pretty great: He's about to open his very own nightclub and he has big hopes for the future.
But then an angry ex boyfriend (Josh Segarra) steals all his money, leaving him with no choice but to perform a cross-country tour as Ruby Red to earn back what he lost.
To make matters all the more stressful, 10-year-old AJ (Izzy G) then decides to stow herself away in the back of Robert's RV.
And while at first Ru's character is less than happy to be dragging a child along for the ride, the unlikely double act soon go on to form a close family bond, and its not long before he's teaching the sassy little girl some important lessons about self-love and empowerment.
The series marks RuPaul's fist leading role in a scripted television project, and naturally, he's roped in some Drag Race royals to join him in the cast. Well, 22 to be exact...
Get ready to cast your minds back, because we've he's called in the best of the best, hiring Vanessa 'Vanjie' Mateo, Eureka O'Hara, Bianca Del Rio, Manila Luzon, Valentina, Kennedy Davenport, Mariah Balenciaga, Ongina, Jade Jolie, Mayhem Miller, Victoria 'Porkchop' Parker, Alexis Mateo, Jinkx Monsoon, Katya, Jaymes Mansfield, Chad Michaels, Latrice Royale, Monique Heart, Ginger Minj, Jujubee, Pandora Boxx and Trinity The Tuck to take up roles alongside him.
Wowza. That's a stellar supporting cast.
And it's not just drag queens taking to the stage, as Tia Carrere (General Hospital) and Michael-Leon Wooly (Grace and Frankie) will also be starring alongside Katerina Tannenbaum (The Bold Type).
AJ And The Queen is written and executive produced by Ru alongside Michael Patrick King, who is best known for directing, writing and producing Sex And The City. So you can bet we're in good hands.
The 10-part-series has been much awaited since it was first announced, with promises of tons of killer musical numbers from Ru as well as some absolutely iconic outfits to oggle at, too.
The best part is we don't have to wait long, as the series is dropping on the streaming platform on 10th January 2020. What a New Year's treat.
We think we speak for everyone when we say we CANNOT wait for this to sashay onto our screens.
AJ And The Queen is available to stream on Netflix from 10th January, 2020.