World of Wonder

VH1 says “Shantay, you stay” to ‘Drag Race’

ViacomCBS-owned US network VH1 has doubled down on reality competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race, commissioning a 13th season of the show, along with its behind-the-scenes companion show Untucked and a sixth season of its All Stars spin-off. The show, produced by LA-based World Of Wonder, follows a group of drag queens as they compete each […]

AMC Networks strikes talent deals to fuel expanding true crime offer

AMC Networks is preparing to ramp up its true crime offering by signing talent deals with a quartet of creatives. The US outfit has struck partnerships with Mona Chalabi (The Fix, Vagina Dispatches), Naomi Ekperigin (Broad City, Couples Therapy), Cameron Esposito (Queery, Take My Wife) and Jena Friedman (The Daily Show, Soft Focus) as it […]

BBC Three revs up more ‘Drag Race UK’

BBC Three has renewed its hit local adaptation of RuPaul’s Drag Race for a second season.  The format, produced by World of Wonder, will return to the digital offering next year, and applications are now open for second season contestants. The first season of the programme, which launched 3 October, has drawn 6.5m total requests […]

RuPaul prodco launches LGBT-themed SVOD net

The prodco behind RuPaul’s Drag Race is launching a pop culture-, drag- and LGBT-themed subscription VOD service. World of Wonder (WOW) is lining up WOW Presents Plus, which will offer original series from Drag Race breakout stars such as Valentina, Bob the Drag Queen and Detox. It will also offer shows from emerging talent such […]

Hulu set for RuPaul drama

Hulu is set to develop RuPaul’s half-hour dramedy series loosely based on the Drag Race star’s life. The subscription VOD service will be working with both the star of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams for the project, currently titled Queen. Queen is a fictionalised version of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to drag […]

AOL renews slate of original series

AOL has renewed several of its original series. The internet firm is pushing into original content and is taking a quartet of shows into a second season. Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) will executive produce another run of city.ballet, which is made by her prodco Pretty Matches alongside Zero Point Zero Production. Socialite […]

Sony Max acquires Passion’s Man V Food Nation

Pan African broadcaster Sony Max has acquired rebellious food format Man V. Food Nation after striking a deal with distributor Passion Distribution. The sale comes ahead of DISCOP Africa at the end of October. The Sony-owned network bought season one of the Adam Richman-fronted series as well as two accompanying specials. This latest deals follows […]