There’s about to be even more Ru on your TV screens.
The television series based on RuPaul’s early days as a ’80s New York club kid has found a home at Hulu. The streaming platform has signed on to develop the half-hour dramedy, tentatively called Queen.
As of now there are no more production developments like casting decisions, but the Supermodel of the World was in New York last month for Ozy Fest, and he told the New York Post that he was pushing for Willow Smith to play him the fictionalized version of his life.
The series will also view New York in the 1980s, not as gritty and dangerous, but as a magical place, like the Land of Oz:
“This is about my New York life in the ’80s. Interview magazine in those days was my Bible. I grew up in San Diego wanting to be Andy Warhol. No grim storyline about white guys sniffing white powder. It’s the Yellow Brick Road. Wanting to go to six different clubs every night,” Ru explained.
This is not the first time RuPaul has been part of a show on a streaming platform. He had a role on Netflix’s Girlboss, which was canceled after one season.
Ru will executive produce Queen along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell.
No premiere date has been announced.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9: Untucked airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Logo.