J.J. Abrams Set to Produce a Dramedy Series About RuPaul's Life
By Leena Tailor
J.J. Abrams is set to produce a dramedy series based on television star and legendary drag queen RuPaul.
According to Deadline, Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, has teamed up with World of Wonder, who are behind RuPaul's Drag Race, for the half-hour series, which will be a “fictionalized” version of the star’s journey to becoming a gay icon and global celebrity.
The series will be written by Power executive producer Gary Lennon and co-produced by Abrams and RuPaul, among others. It will be set in New York City, where the San Diego native moved after studying performing arts in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rising to prominence in the local nightclub scene, he went on to become a legend in the LGBT community and a television star thanks to shows including The RuPaul Show and RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The 56-year-old star recently dished to ET on the upcoming ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which will switch from Logo to VH1 on Mar. 24.
“We got Lady Gaga!” he excitedly shared. “And she is turnt-ing it … She wrote to me several years ago on Twitter, 'Please! I want to be a judge on your show.' And it's taken us this long to coordinate the schedules so that she could be on.”
See what else RuPaul had to say about the upcoming season below.