RuPaul fans rejoice! It looks like the story of the iconic star’s rise could be coming to life in the form of a television series.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Hulu is currently in the process of developing an original series based on RuPaul’s life. The show would focus on the super star’s formative years and follow his journey on the rise during the 1980s in New York City’s club circuit, and beyond.
Though there’s no word yet on when the series might find its way onto the online streaming service, we also learned in the initial report that the upcoming series would tentatively be titled Queen. Additionally, it has also been confirmed that J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company is currently working on bringing the project to life.
Additionally, EW also reports that RuPaul, along with writer Gary Lennon are set to serve as executive producers on the project.
Though RuPaul has dabbled in everything from singing to acting, these days the superstar is arguably best known for hosting RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The beloved series is currently on its ninth season on VH1, and documents RuPaul’s search for America’s next drag superstar. Since making its grand debut in 2009, RuPaul’s Drag Race has won a slew of awards including a GLAAD Media Award, A Critics’ Choice Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.
As much as we love tuning in to RuPaul’s Drag Race every year, we’ll be interested to learn more about Hulu’s upcoming endeavor to bring RuPaul’s story to life as upcoming series, Queen, moves further into production.