In a match made in TV heaven, RuPaul and Michael Patrick King are teaming up for a new Netflix series.
Called AJ and the Queen, the one-hour comedy stars everyone’s favourite Drag Race host RuPaul Charles as as Ruby Red, a bigger-than-life but down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown 1990’s R/V. She’s accompanied by her unlikely sidekick, AJ, a recently orphaned, tough-talking, scrappy 11-year-old stowaway. As these two misfits – one tall, one small – travel from city to city, Ruby’s message of love and acceptance winds up touching people and changing their lives for the better. Oh, and RuPaul performs a killer musical number in every drag club she finds.
The show is written by RuPaul and former Sex and the City showrunner King, with both also on exec-producing duties. It is produced by King’s MPK Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, where King is based.
Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of this fabulousness, which is likely to arrive on the streaming service in 2019.