RuPaul is heading to Netflix as the star of AJ and the Queen, a new original comedy series. RuPaul Charles has teamed with 2 Broke Girls co-creator and former Sex and the City showrunner Michael Patrick King on the project, which has received a 10-episode order form the Internet network. Warner Bros. TV where King is based, is the studio.
Written by RuPaul and King, the series stars RuPaul 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 with 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.
RuPaul and King executive produce. King’s MPK Productions produces in association with Warner Bros. TV.
RuPaul’s four-time Emmy winning RuPaul’s Drag Race is currently airing its 10th season on VH1.
RuPaul also recently teamed with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and RuPaul’s Drag Race producer World of Wonder on a half-hour dramedy based on his life. The untitled project, described as a fictionalized version of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon, and global star, was set for development at Hulu last year.
You can watch a promo below: