WOW Presents Plus announces three brand-new original series, including their first non-English speaking commission.
Ahead of their attendance at MIPCOM, multi-Emmy award-winning World of Wonder (WOW) has announced three brand-new originals. To take you behind the curtain, to the front row and up-close-and-personal. With the most talented, hilarious and fierce Drag Queens in the land.
The new slate of DRAG-TASTIC content – the recently announced behind-the-scenes look at the hugely successful RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! Vegas show. RuPaul’s Drag Race Live Untucked. Stand-up comedy series House of Laughs hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 2 winner, Lawrence Chaney. And starring special guests including Joel Kim Booster (actor, comedian, producer and writer who co-produced and wrote for Big Mouth). Danny Franzese (actor best known for his roles in Bully and Mean Girls). And Jimbo (recent winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Series 8).
And their first non-English speaking commission with Drag Race Brasil host. Grag Hearts Drag will all be available to stream on WOW Present Plus in the future. One of the only streaming platforms to be owned by a truly independent production company – World of Wonder (WOW).
THREE NEW SERIES JOIN THE EXISTING SLATE
These three new series join hit WOW Presents Plus’s incredible existing slate of original content. Including the newly premiered off-the-wall, over-the-top and under-the-wig series, Avalon TV. (watch the trailer here). Which features LA’s hottest creative collective – The House Of Avalon, alongside Tongue Thai’d With Pangina Heals (returning for a second series this December). Ts Madison Ate That, Jimbo It’s My Special Show. And UNHhhh with Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova.
THEIR MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR
In addition to the new slate announcement, the “home of all things drag”, WOW Presents Plus, is celebrating its most successful year since its launch. And is the only place to watch multiple versions of one of the biggest franchises in the world, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Alongside over 1,500 hours of ambitious and diverse content. From Drag Races in 17 different countries and originals with Drag Race alumni. To award-winning documentary films, World of Wonder has produced.
In a challenging streaming landscape, WOW Presents Plus is not only turning a profit. But becoming more profitable year on year since launching in 2017. Outside of the United States, there has been a 32% increase in subscriptions in the first half of this year. Off the back of the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race Series 15, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Series 8. And a host of new original content being available exclusively on the platform. WOW Presents Plus is also celebrating a 16% increase in content offering in 2023 so far compared to 2022. And has seen time spent on the platform rising to over 40 million hours in the first half of 2023.
FENTON BAILEY AND RANDY BARBATO
World of Wonder co-founder, Fenton Bailey, says of WOW Presents Plus’s growth in 2023: “We always say, ‘it takes a village, people”. We are so thrilled to see the hard work of our team, partners and the incredible artists we are honoured to work with, engaging our loyal audience and reaching new viewers in record numbers.”
World of Wonder co-founder, Randy Barbato, says on the announcement of WOW Presents Plus’s new slate of content: “These three upcoming originals are truly everything we love about our shows – they are unique, hilarious and not afraid to push boundaries. Fans can expect to be reunited with old favourites and find new ones as we celebrate fresh talent as well as Drag Race legends that we know our WOW Presents Plus family loves to keep up with. We’re especially excited to announce our first non-English speaking commission with Grag Queen following the huge success of Drag Race Brasil for us earlier this year. It was our biggest ever non-English speaking premiere on the platform!”
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (which recently premiered its 5th series on WOW Presents Plus globally, excluding the UK and Canada where it airs on BBC Three and Crave respectively) has been the largest subscriber drive to date for the platform and with three new originals and two international iterations of Drag Race still to drop on the platform before the end of the year, plus an exciting 2024 lineup, WOW Presents Plus expects to see a continued steady growth.
THE NEW SERIES
The details for the three new series that will be hitting the service are:
GRAG HEARTS DRAG
The series will be available to stream from 8 November 2023. Oi Miga! Join singing pop sensation, Grag Queen, as she gets up close and personal with the stars of Drag Race Brasil on their home turf and neighboring cities. Grag Hearts Drag is a celebration of all things Brazilian drag – no passport required!
HOUSE OF LAUGHS
Available to stream Spring 2024. Grab a seat and a House of Love cocktail or mocktail for a night of comedy in the World of Wonder theatre! Enjoy an evening of the funniest and fiercest LGBTQ+ comedians and drag queens delivering half-hour stand-up specials filled with hilarious and irreverent jokes, stories, impressions and so much more. Hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 2 winner, Lawrence Chaney, and featuring a rotating set of iconic guest bartenders serving up House of Love all night long. Special guests include Abe Farrelly, Cameron Esposito, Danny Franzese, Darienne Lake, Jared Goldstein, Jaymes Mansfield, Jimbo, Joel Kim Booster and many many more!
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE LIVE UNTUCKED
Available to stream early 2024. Viva Drag Vegas! Drag Race Live Untucked will take you to Sin City to catch ALL the tea from RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! Featuring Drag Race legends Alexis Mateo, Bosco, Coco Montrese, Derrick Barry, Kennedy Davenport, Latrice Royale, Lawrence Chaney and Pangina Heals – you don’t want to miss getting a real and unfiltered glimpse of these sickening Vegas entertainers.
All this and more is available from World of Wonder Productions Ltd / WOW Presents Plus.
Avalon TV Trailer Source: WOW Presents
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