World of Wonder

WOW Presents Plus adds three unscripted originals, including first non-English language series

World of Wonder has commissioned three new original series for streaming platform WOW Presents Plus, including its first non-English language unscripted show. RuPaul’s Drag Race Live Untucked will go behind the scenes of the RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! Vegas show, featuring Drag Race stars including Alexis Mateo, Bosco, Coco Montrese, Derrick Barry, and Kennedy Davenport. […]

World of Wonder & Blue Ant partner on ‘Drag Race’ reality format ‘Slaycation’

RuPaul’s Drag Race producers World of Wonder are launching a new format, Slaycation, on the company’s WOW Presents Plus service and on Canadian streamer Crave. The six-part unscripted series features six drag queens from across the international Drag Race franchise, as they vacation together at a Canadian winter cabin. Produced by Blue Ant Studios and […]

MTV & Paramount+ extend ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ franchise

MTV and Paramount+ have extended RuPaul’s Drag Race and several of its spin-offs for new seasons. The reality drag competition show will return next year for a 16th season, marking 15 years since the show first debuted in 2009. RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked also returns, airing each week after brand new episodes of Drag Race, […]

WOW Presents Plus adds ‘Drag Race’ star-led talk shows

World of Wonder has commissioned two new shows for its WOW Presents Plus platform, both headed up by RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars contestants. Season eight winner Jimbo and runner up Kandy Muse will each be headlining their own WOW Presents Plus original series, with both shows premiering on 7 August. Jimbo Presents: It’s My […]

News round-up: Espresso unveils doc trio; Factual deals for Passion; Abacus to shop ‘Legacy List’

Espresso unveils doc trio Espresso Media International has unveiled three new documentaries from its distribution slate launching at Hot Docs 2023. Espresso are representing worldwide rights (excluding Canada) for the trio, which are all commissioned by Canada’s Documentary Channel. Two of the docs are produced by Frequent Flyer, including The Man Who Stole Einstein’s Brain, […]

Blue Ant launches ‘Drag Race’ FAST channel in US after World of Wonder deal

Canada’s Blue Ant Media is launching a new FAST channel dedicated to Drag Race, after striking a deal with rights holders World of Wonder. Drag Race Universe will initially be available on VIZIO WatchFree+ in the US, but additional platforms will be announced in the coming months. The deal represents the expansion of the two […]

O4 Media & World of Wonder partner to expand ‘Drag Race’ format in Asia

Drag Race creator World of Wonder has partnered with Hong Kong-based O4 Media to expand the drag & competition format in Asia. O4 Media will represent the Drag Race format in multiple territories, including Thailand, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea, as well as introducing broadcasters across Asia to the new iteration of the show – Secret Celebrity […]

MIPCOM round-up: Warner Bros. Int’l TV Production unveils slate; Legendary offers scripted drama; WOW presents ‘Drag Race’ formats

Warner Bros. Int’ TV Production unveils slate Warner Bros. International Television Production has announced its MIPCOM slate, with titles across factual entertainment, reality, documentary and scripted. Among the unscripted highlights are Paranormal (working title), a documentary series about one of Britain’s most compelling supernatural stories and the family at its heart, produced for BBC Three […]

MIPTV formats round-up – updated throughout the day

Poland opens Talpa’s Hunting Season Polsat’s TV4 has acquired rights to adventure gameshow Hunting Season from Talpa Global. The show – based on the YouTube series of the same name – launched this summer on Talpa’s SBS6 in the Netherlands, with Amazon Prime taking a next day second window. The Polish version will be produced […]