World of Wonder, broadcaster RTL and Vincent TV are to launch a Dutch version of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which will be coming to viewers later this year.
“I am proud to announce that my beloved Drag Race is coming to you. And with a brand-new host…More info coming soon, so you better watch!” – RuPaul
Drag Race Holland will see ten incredible Dutch drag queens take part in weekly challenges – with the bottom two being separated by a lip-sync battle and one contestant leaving the competition each week. The Judges and guest judge line-up will be announced in due course.
The series will be produced by Netherlands based production company Vincent TV Production with format owners World of Wonder executive producing.
Viewers in the Netherlands will be able to watch the show on RTLs SVoD platform Videoland. Simultaneously, Drag Race Holland will be available on World of Wonder’s SVoD platform, WOW Presents Plus, which is available in 160 territories and will exclusively carry the series for international audiences, including those in the UK.
It will be the first non-English language version of the show available to UK viewers and will be available on the platform with English, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitle options.
Produced by World of Wonder since 2009, the Drag Race franchise is available in 193 countries through network partners and World of Wonder’s streaming service WOW Presents Plus. Stateside the show has been nominated for a record-breaking 29 Emmys with 13 wins.
“This outstanding, urgent and groundbreaking Emmy Award-winning program fits seamlessly into the values and ambition of Videoland. We are very proud we have achieved to commission a Dutch version of Drag Race as we know there are a lot of Drag Race-fans in Holland. But mostly we are proud we can show our subscribers the art and diversity of the program and the Dutch queens. Together with the producer Vincent TV and the support of World of Wonder we can’t wait to make a success of Drag Race Holland.” – Ellen van den Berghe, Head of programming of RTL’s Videoland