RuPaul Signs Major Scripted TV Deal

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday October 6, 2021
Originally published on October 6, 2021

RuPaul  (Source:Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Start your engines! More of RuPaul's sage advice is coming to TV in the form of scripted programming.

As reported by Deadline, the "Drag Race" mogul has inked a major first-look TV deal with Sony Pictures to create queer stories that deliver a message of positivity and empowerment.

No, this won't be another iteration of "Drag Race," but anything with Mother Ru is bound to be thought-provoking.

The deal includes drama, comedy, and animated projects, such as RuPaul's most recent scripted show, Netflix's "AJ and the Queen," which was cancelled last year after one season.

In a statement, RuPaul said he is thrilled.

"Not only am I thrilled and honored to join the Sony Pictures Television family but I'm also extremely grateful for the opportunity to tell unique stories that push the conversation forward," he said.