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J.J. Abrams Producing TV Series Based On RuPaul’s Life

The dramedy will be "set in New York City during the Reagan era 1980s."

Captain Kirk, Luke Skywalker… RuPaul?

Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams’ production company behind iconic television series like Alias and Lost, and blockbusters such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek, is producing a series about Supermodel of the World, RuPaul.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14:  Director J.J. Abrams attends the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Dolby, El Capitan, and TCL Theatres on December 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
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According to Deadline the half-hour dramedy will be “a fictionalized version of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon, and global star.” Power executive producer Gary Lennon will write the series “set in New York City during the Reagan era 1980s.” Warner Bros TV will be the studio behind the project.

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Mama Ru will executive produce along with Abrams, Ben Stephenson and World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell.

Is this sinking in yet? A show is being made about the legendary life of the queen of all queens!

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Now that the kitten is out of the bag, let’s talk casting.

What young chil’ren could step into Ru’s high heels? And who will play iconic club kids like Lady Bunny and a baby Michelle Visage?

We’ll have to wait to find out since there’s no word on production or a release date, but one thing’s for certain: it will be must-see TV.

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